Hungarian Mythology

An overview of Hungarian Mythology – Hungarian Gods and Goddesses – Hungarian Legend and Folklore

Boldog Asszony

Boldog Asszony

Boldog Asszony Also known as: Boldogaszony Origin: Hungary Boldog Asszony literally means “Happy Woman.” Asszony, translated as “woman,” possesses an ...
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Coachman Legends

Coachman Legends

coachman legends In Hungarian folklore, a series of tales around the figure of a coachman endowed with supernatural knowledge and ...
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Garboncias

Garboncias

Garboncias In Hungarian folklore, a supernatural being, born with all of his teeth or with extra fingers. The being exercises ...
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Ildiko

Ildiko

Ildiko Origin: Hungary Ildiko, goddess of love, hunting, fertility, and death, bestows life and takes it. Ildiko controls gateways between ...
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Istvan

Istvan

Istvan In this Hungarian folktale, reminiscent of the Russian story of Ivan the Dragon Killer, two brothers must slay two ...
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Kaltes

Kaltes

Kaltes Origin: Siberia The moon exerts its pull on Earthly tides and women’s menstrual cycles. Kaltes is the beautiful spirit ...
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Kossuth, Lajos

Kossuth, Lajos

Kossuth, Lajos (1802–1894) In Hungarian legend, freedom fighter in the war of independence. He was the minister of finance in ...
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Liderc

Liderc

A Liderc is a Hungarian Demon that shape shifts into three guises: an Incubus, a household spirit, and a death ...
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Mátyás

Mátyás

Mátyás (1440–1490) In Hungarian legend, a king noted for his just rule. He became popular among the peasants during his ...
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Ördög

Ördög

Ördög Origin: Hungary According to Pagan Hungarian cosmology, the world is divided into three levels connected by a magical world ...
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Rákóczi, Ferenc

Rákóczi, Ferenc

Rákóczi, Ferenc (1675–1735) In Hungarian legend, prince who led a revolt against Austrian oppression. According to some tales, he did ...
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Szélanya

Szélanya

Szélanya The Wind Mother Pronounced: Sail-ah-nya Origin: Hungary Szélanya literally means “Mother of the Winds” or “Wind Mother”. Szélanya is ...
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Szépasszony

Szépasszony

Szépasszony Pronounced: Sayp-uh-sohn-ye There is no fury like a goddess scorned. Szépasszony is a pre-Christian Hungarian love goddess now demoted ...
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Tündér

Tündér

Tündér Origin: Hungary Tündér are charming, beautiful, and benevolent Fairies. Their name seems to be related to words meaning “appearing” ...
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