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Svarog, Ruler of the Sun and Spirit of Fire, once headed the Slavic pantheon. A divine smith, Svarog forged the sun. He is literally a patriarch, considered the father of other Slavic deities. Svarog invented the concept of marriage. Post-Christianity, he was demoted to the status of fire Demon, sometimes equated with Satan. Some of his old functions were assigned to Saint George.
Svarog is the fire in the forge and hearth. He is a shape-shifter who can assume any form. He’s been known to appear with three heads. Favorite manifestations include his sacred creatures: bull, horse, gray wolf, and especially a falcon.
Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses– Written by :Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.