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Svetovit

by Micha F. Lindemans
Sventovit was the Slavic god of harvest, destiny, and war. He had four heads, which stood for air, water, fire, and earth. Sventovit's heads were situated in totem pole style. Two of his heads faced front and back, and the other two faced side to side.

Sventovit had a horse that had a special gift. The horse was able to understand what the oracles were discussing about the future. After the horse interpreted the oracles, he would let the other gods know what the future held by using body language. Sventovit rode his horse at night, but since the horse was so special, the priests were the only others who were allowed to ride it.


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  • Also known as:
    Santovit
    Svantevit
    Swiatowid (Polish)

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