Wendish mythology

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In 1824 the Danish poet Bernhard Severin Ingemann (1789–1862) published his thesis on North-Slavic and Wendish mythology in which he established the following pantheon:

First line of gods (good): Triglau (Bog), Swantewit, Radegast, Prove, Sieba, Siebog, Schwayxtix, Zislbog, Podaga, Rugiwit, Karewit, Juthrbog, Dziewonna, Woda (Odin), and Balduri (Balder).

The second line of gods (evil): Zernebog (Pya), Percunust, Flins, Zirnitra (Zir), Berstuk, Marowit (House God), and Hela (Hel).

Living close to Scandinavia, the Wends adopted a few gods from Norse mythology but these Teutonic gods never played a central role in the Wendish mythology.

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  • B. S. Ingemann. Grundtræk til En Nord-Slavisk og Vendisk Gudelære. Copenhagen 1824.
  • B. A. Bonnerjea. Dictionary of Superstitions and Mythology. London 1927.