Slavic Mythology

The Gods of Eastern Europe and Russia...


Russian Bad God

Also known as Koschei-Bessmertnyi, Koshchey, Коще́й

Bad old God of Regeneration

Deathless damsel-snatching deity of death and rebirth.

He’s the lean, very mean horseman known as ‘Old Bones’. Despite his skeletal appearance he moves like greased lightning when it comes to snatching maidens and bearing them off to wherever he lives. They quite often get rescued though.

His mother — or possibly auntie — is the old Death Goddess Baba Yaga.

Koschei Facts and Figures

Name: Koschei
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Koschei-Bessmertnyi, Koshchey, Коще́й

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Russia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Wrongdoing and bad deeds
Area of expertise: Wrongdoing

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 5638

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

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