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Awesome Slavic Mythology museum opened outside of Moscow

One of those bucket-list things you just have to visit in your lifetime

Pereslavl, Russia – a unique private museum of Slavic Mythology and Fairy Tales is located near the old city of Pereslavl -Zalesskij, 100 km to the north from Moscow. The exhibition presents a combination of visual, text, design and interior features, as well wax statues of some of traditional Russian/Slavic spirits and evil/good deities.

Unfortunately there is still no official museum dedicated to pre-Christian culture of Slavs here, probably because of aggressive position of the Church towards this topic. This museum in some cases looks too DIY, but you can notice how much love and skills were put in the creation of it. You will now engage in our virtual museum tour with us! h/t (Ivan Svarozic)

Sirin – the dark bird, messenger of the underworld

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Chort and Vij – traditional Russian demons

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Chernobog – the evil god

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Jarilo – god of vegetation, fertility and springtime.

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Perun – the Thunder god, patron of army. the highest god of the Slavic pantheon

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Marena – the goddess of death and winter

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Veles – the god of cattle and animals

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Stribog – the wind god

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Mokosh – goddess of women’s destiny, harvest, child birth and traditional crafts

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Dazhdbog – the Sun god

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Lada – the goddess of spring, beauty and marriage

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Svarog – the blacksmith god and the father of Dazhdbog

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Museums exterior

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Koshej the Deathless a traditional antagonist in Russian tales

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Zmij-Gorynych – traditional Russian dragon with three (or more) heads

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Poludnitsa – the solar spirit of midday, causing heatstrokes and neck aches to those who was working at the midday

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Kikimora – the bad spirit creating minor household troubles as well as sleep paralysis

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Liho – the embodiment of evil fate

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Leshij – the spirit of the woods

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Museums entrance and exterior

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Rune stone with a tale in the house yard

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To the left you go – will fill your belly!
To the right you go – the feast you will find!
Straight you go – to the fairy tale you will get

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