Resources and Reading Material.

Early Slavic History, Religion, Art, and Writings have suffered a significant loss in modern knowledge. Many valuable resources that documented these traditions were written by outsiders who often lacked a deep understanding of their true meaning. Consequently, their perspectives may have distorted or misrepresented the Slavic cultural heritage. Sourcing information about these topics is a challenge, urging us to approach any available material with a critical mindset.

The following resources are recommended as some of the best-known sources available today. Please note that being on this list does not imply endorsement or guarantee of factual accuracy. However, these resources serve as an excellent starting point for learning. It is important to keep in mind that this list will continually evolve and expand alongside the growing community.

Primary Sources & Religion/Historical Texts.

The Russian Primary Chronicle: also known as the Primary Chronicle of Kiev, is a medieval text that chronicles the early history of the East Slavs, primarily focusing on the Kievan Rus’ state. It was compiled in the 12th century and contains a wealth of information on Slavic folklore and religion, along with historical accounts. The chronicle documents the early conversion of the Slavs to Christianity, providing insights into their earlier pagan beliefs and practices. It is a crucial primary source for understanding the religious and cultural transformation of the Slavic people.


Chronica Slavorum (Chronicle of the Slavs): is a historical text written by Helmold of Bosau, a 12th-century German chronicler. It provides valuable insights into the history, customs, and beliefs of the Slavic people. Helmold’s work covers various aspects of Slavic life, including their folklore, religious practices, and social structures. The text offers a unique perspective on Slavic myth and religion from an external observer, making it an important primary source for understanding Slavic culture during that period.


Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness: Arab Travellers in the Far North: is a travelog written by the Arab traveler Ahmad ibn Fadlan in the 10th century. The text recounts Ibn Fadlan’s journey to the far north, specifically the region inhabited by the Volga Bulgars and other Finno-Ugric and Slavic tribes. While not exclusively focused on Slavic mythology and religion, Ibn Fadlan’s observations provide valuable glimpses into the beliefs and practices of the Slavic tribes encountered during his travels. His account sheds light on the cultural and religious diversity of the region, offering a unique outsider’s perspective.


Thietmar’s Chronicle also known as Chronicon Thietmari,, is an eleventh-century historical account authored by the Prince-Bishop of Merseburg. This notable chronicle delves into the reigns of Saxon emperors, providing valuable insights into the Slavic tribes residing east of the Elbe River, as well as shedding light on the formative stages of the Polish people. It is important to recognize that during this era, the empire engaged in conflicts against the Polabian Slavs and the Poles, which may have influenced the biased nature of certain descriptions within the text.


The Song of Igor’s Campaign: also known as “The Lay of Igor’s Host,” is an epic poem written in Old East Slavic. It narrates the military campaign of Prince Igor Svyatoslavich of Novgorod-Seversk against the Polovtsians in the late 12th century. While primarily a historical and military account, the poem also incorporates elements of Slavic folklore and religion. It references supernatural beings, deities, and ancient rituals, giving readers a glimpse into the mythological beliefs of the time. The Song of Igor’s Campaign serves as a valuable literary source for studying the intersection of history, war, and mythology in Slavic culture.


Beginner Material and Contemporary Rodnovery – Web Sources,

Pagan Places is your online atlas for exploring the vast legacy of European pagan places.


Slavic Deities – is a youtube channel, created by Lug Velesa, is a resource that focuses on the pantheon of Slavic gods and goddesses. The playlist features videos with English subtitles, providing insights into the folklore, symbolism, and worship practices associated with various Slavic deities. 


Slavic Native Faith is an online platform dedicated to promoting and preserving the indigenous spiritual traditions of the Slavic people. The website provides a wide range of content related to Slavic folklore, rituals, and customs. It offers articles, and practical guidance for practitioners of Slavic Native Faith (Rodnovery), as well as those interested in learning about the rich cultural heritage of the Slavic peoples.


Lamus Dworski: is a website that showcases a diverse range of content centered around the exploration and appreciation of Western Slavic and Polish folklore, mythology, and history. (site inactive)


Solntsa Roshcha: is a website centered around the celebration and worship of the sun as a central deity in Slavic native faith. It explores the significance of the sun in Slavic folklore and culture, providing insights into solar rituals, symbolism, and practices. The website offers a blend of informative articles, ritual guides, and multimedia resources, serving as a valuable source of knowledge and inspiration for followers of the Slavic sun deity. (site inactive)


Academic Research

Studia Mythologica Slavica is a website that hosts a massive collection of academic essays focused on Slavic mythology. This online repository serves as a valuable resource for scholars, researchers, and enthusiasts interested in exploring the rich mythological traditions of the Slavic peoples.


Secondary Sources on Slavic Myth and Religion.

Discovering Rodnovery: A Beginner’s Guide to Slavic Native Faith v Author: Perun Mountain

 This enlightening book introduces the ancient Slavic religion known as Rodnovery, offering readers a profound understanding of its beliefs, practices, and worldview.


Perun: God of Thunder Authors: Mark Joffe and Joseph Krafczik
This book explores the story of Perun, a powerful god associated with thunder in Slavic mythology, delving into his legends and role in ancient Slavic culture.


Perun: The Exploration of a Slavic God Author: Perun Mountain
 This book unravels the mysteries of Perun, the thunderous deity celebrated for his might, justice, and cosmic reign, offering a dynamic tribute to humanity’s eternal quest for understanding.


Russian Fairy Tales Authors: W. R. S. Ralston & Afanasyev
 This collection features enchanting stories from Russian folklore, filled with magical creatures, heroic characters, and moral lessons passed down through generations.


Russian Myths Author: Elizabeth Warner
This book explores the myths of ancient Russia, including tales of powerful deities, epic heroes, and mythical beasts, shedding light on its captivating narratives and cultural significance

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Slavic Pagan Roots: Decoding The Primary Chronicle Author: Perun Mountain
This book provides an insightful exploration into the spiritual heritage of ancient Slavs, focusing on “The Primary Chronicle” and highlighting Slavic Pagan traditions before the spread of Christianity.


Slavic Spirits and Demons: Tales of Myth, Legend, and Faith  Author: Perun Mountain
This book explores the world of Slavic folklore, unveiling connections with nature, tradition, and the supernatural, and delving into the roles and significance of various spirits and demons.


The Mythology of All Races, Slavic Volume Author: Jan Machal
This volume focuses on Slavic mythology, covering various gods, goddesses, and mythical creatures, providing insights into the rich folklore and religious traditions of the Slavic people.


The Tale of Igor’s Campaign: New English Translation with Early Slavic Faith Commentary Author: Perun Mountain
This epic poem follows Prince Igor Svyatoslavich of Rus’ on an audacious expedition, providing profound insight into the political and social landscape of Kievan Rus’ and capturing the essence of a bygone era


Debated Sources  on Slavic Religion. 

The Veles Book (Book Of Veles) : is a highly debated work about Slavic Native Faith. It sparks intense discussions among scholars and enthusiasts. Some dismiss it as a forgery, while others consider it a sacred historical artifact. Surprisingly, Ukraine and other Slavic nations include it in their school curriculum, while other communities and researchers strongly reject its authenticity. Despite the controversy, exploring its significance can be useful in comprehending Slavic faith. For those who believe the Book of Veles is not an authentic 9th-century artifact and see it as a text written in modern times, it can still hold value as an intriguing story about Slavic Native Faith and serve as an resource on one’s spiritual path.


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