Slavic Mythology

The Gods of Eastern Europe and Russia...

DOLYA

Russian and Ukrainian Destiny Goddess

Also known as Dolya–Nedolya

Goddesses of Fate

The Dolya are female destiny deities who dole out fate to all and sundry. Reports vary from place to place. They may take on the appearance of cats, dogs or even little old ladies hiding under your stove. (Of course the stove is also a classic lurking place for Kikimora — it must get pretty crowded under there.)

If you make a wrong decision or try to go against your destiny, a Dolya is sure to come along and cackle “I told you so”. And then torment you terribly.

Dolya Facts and Figures

Name: Dolya
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Dolya–Nedolya

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Area or people: Serbia, Russia and the Ukraine
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Fate and Destiny
Area of expertise: Fate, Destiny

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 921

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Article last revised on May 24, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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