November 11, 2010

Slavic God Triglav


Triglav also sometimes called troglav is a god or complex of gods in Slavic mythology, similar in nature to the Trinity in Christianity or Trimurti in Hinduism. A variant of his name is Troyan.
Triglav is a unity of three gods. The exact members of the triad vary by place and time. An early variation included Svarog, Perun, and Dajbog. Later, Dajbog was replaced by Svetovid or Veles. Triglav is usually described as a fusion of these gods. More rarely he is said to be their son. It may also be a unity of lesser gods (Lesser Triglav).




In one legend, Triglav is veiled completely, so holy that he cannot see the evil deeds of men. He rarely appears around mortals.
Triglav is depicted as a three-headed man sometimes with bands of (gold) blindfolds over his eyes, or a man with three goat heads. Several temples dedicated to Triglav existed near Szczecin, Poland. During the period of Christianization, these temples and statues of Triglav were completely destroyed.
Triglav's heads represent sky, earth and the Underworld. Some priests believed that Triglav has three heads because he rules all three kingdoms (sky, earth and hell) and has a binding over his eyes so he could not see people's sins. His eyes are said to possess great power (that's why all eyes on his statues are covered). It is generally believed that Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia, was named after the god.



Unfortunately there is not much information about Triglav, pictures as well, but I think this is enough about him!
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57 comments:

  1. any 3 headed god is a-ok by me. since his name pretty much says it all, i'd say he's one bad motha.

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  2. Seems like a cool god. Covering his eyes from sin and whatnot.

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  3. I hated it during my adventures through Europe that so many of the old stuff was destroyed by the Christianization...
    Still loving this blog, it is one of my faves.
    cheers

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  4. Congrats Kikimora, I've enjoyed reading your posts.

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  5. Great post, Triglav is an interesting god

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  6. ah he has 3 heads, what is this good for?
    silly gods :P
    but gotta admit hes cool

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  7. Slav mythology is extremely unrepresented nice to see somebody is doing something about ti...

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  8. That's pretty cool. Interesting stuff

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  9. thats awesome bro ya too bad not more info or pics , thanks for this and grats dude

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  10. rats on the 70! And you would be surprised at the things people find interesting.

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  11. Does his name has anything to do with the heads?

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  12. this one is just beastly
    in all aspects

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  13. interesting stuff, I'll check back tomorrow

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  14. great information, very interesting

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  15. thats really interesting to know!thanks for sharing

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  16. I like the whole idea of shielding himself from the very sight of evil. Very interesting idea.

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  17. Awesome, I cant believe how awesome they make 3 heads look, when in reality siamese twins dont look that awesome.

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  18. Oh this is so mysterious and cool I got the shivers thinking of WHAT Triglav actually does, or did. Thanks for this, it really set me down some cool thought-paths.

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  19. i follow you every day..nice blog

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  20. I heard about him somewhere.. hmm

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  21. Triglav sounds awesome! I don't know why, but I like the gods and goddess' with multiple heads.

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