radagast

Radagast and Radegast are names associated with distinct deities in different cultural and mythological contexts. The name “Radagast” is most famously known from the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, where Radagast the Brown is a wizard character in “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit.” However, in historical and mythological contexts, “Radagast” and “Radegast” have different origins and associations. Radagast, in Slavic mythology, is a deity associated with hospitality, fertility, and protection of the animal world. He is venerated as the god of hospitality, and ancient Slavic people often invoked his name to ensure the well-being of their guests and livestock. The worship of Radagast reflects the ancient Slavic people’s close relationship with nature and their beliefs in animism and animal spirits. The name “Radegast,” on the other hand, is associated with a Slavic deity worshipped in the region of Bohemia, now part of the Czech Republic.