Chthonic Aspects of the Pomeranian Deity Triglav and Other Tricephalic Characters in Slavic Mythology
Htonski vidiki pomorjanskega boga Triglava in drugi triglavi liki v slovanski mitologiji

Luka Trkanjec

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3986/sms.v16i0.1526

Abstract

This article explores the nature of West Slavic deity Triglav, postulating he was primary a god of the underworld. Parallels that connect Triglav with chthonic beings from Slavic folklore are highlighted, notably dragons and serpents, and with three-headed characters of more ancient Indo-European myths.

Keywords

Triglav; Trojan; three-headed; triune deities; dragon; Pomerania; Slavic mythology; Aži Dahāka; Viśvarūpa; Geryon; Indo-European mythology

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.3986/sms.v16i0.1526

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