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Svarog ( Church Slavonic Сваро́гъ Svarógŭ ) is a Slavic god of the sky. He is the heavenly God-Father , creator of earth, sun and fire and father of the sun and fertility god Svarožić .

The name Svarogs is mentioned in the Slavic translation of the Byzantine Chronicle of John Malalas , where the scribe compares him in a gloss with the Greek fire god Hephaestus . He is said to have introduced monogamy , the punishment for violations was death in a fiery furnace. His son and successor Svarožić guarded this law.

Linguistically, the name of the god can be combined with the term for "heaven" (in the sense of paradise ) in Sanskrit , स्वर्ग svargá- (m.).


  • Zdeněk Váňa: Mythology and gods of the Slavic peoples , Stuttgart 1992, ( ISBN 3-87838-937-X )