While folk beliefs and traditions of all Slavic peoples indeed are the richest resource for reconstructing the ancient pagan beliefs, these may very likely have lost their original mythology and sanctity. The Earth was worshipped as Mat Zemlya and there were no temples. Jarilo is god of the vegetation and spring, and his sister and wife, Morena (Marzanna), goddess of winter and death. However, the original book, supposedly written on birch barks, was lost (if indeed it ever existed), and thus its authenticity cannot be established at present. How-To Tutorials; Suggestions; Machine Translation Editions; Noahs Archive Project; About Us.
Statues of several Slavic deities were discovered in 1848. Ask Baba Yaga is a rare opportunity to explore the traditional Russian mindset and worldview in very practical modern application. Boston, MA: Little, Brown & Co. 1890. An index of “summary questions” allows for searching topically for reference to one’s own life issues. For instance, statues of ancient Slavic gods were "discovered", inscribed with Germanic runes, or folk songs and stories were "recorded" in which half of the Slavic pantheon is described as picking flowers or merrily dancing around a bonfire.