Złota Baba

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In Polish mythology, Złota Baba is a goddess called "Golden Woman". She received many sacrifices and gave oracles, depicted in gold.[1]

Other names for her are Zhywa (Zywa) or Zhywie (Zywie) in Poland, Zaleta, Ježibaba, and Baba-Jedza (corresponding to the Russian Baba Yaga which, in turn, returned to Polish with an altered meaning as Baba Jaga). Places in Poland and Slovakia that their names from Złota Baba include Babia Gora, Babi Jar, or Babiec.[2]


  1. ^ Presence in Polish Mythology
  2. ^ Oleszkiewicz, Malgorzata (12–15 January 2003). "Mother of God and Mother Earth: Religion, Gender, and Transformation in East-Central Europe". Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities (Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA).