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DZIEWANNA

Slavic Hunting Goddess

Also known as DZIEWONA, DILWICA, DEVANA

Fair weather Goddess of Good Hunting

’The Maiden’. She is a hunter of the forest who is much admired for her feisty femininity. A proud independent maiden, she very much does her own thing. Usually with a bow and arrow and accompanied by wolves. Shades of ARTEMIS there.

Some scholars doubt her existence, but she enjoys great popularity regardless, from Poland to Serbia to Russia. She may even have visited Lithuania — see MEDEINA.

DZIEWANNA is also known in some places as a Spring Goddess, a maiden cherished at the start of the agricultural year. Her decorated effigy is — or was — paraded with much singing and celebration by villagers when the weather turned sunny and spring was in the air. Something like that ought to be far more popular. Where have all the effigy-wavers gone?

DZIEWANNA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : DZIEWANNA
Area or people : Poland
Location : Czech Republic, Poland and Russia
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Hunting
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : DZIEWONA, DILWICA, DEVANA
Popularity index : 2544

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Article last updated on 29 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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