rodnoverie

Rodnoverie, also known as Rodnovery, is a modern Slavic neopagan movement that seeks to revive and reconstruct the pre-Christian religious beliefs, practices, and traditions of the ancient Slavic peoples. The term “Rodnoverie” comes from the Slavic word “Rod,” which means “native,” and the movement emphasizes the reverence for ancestral spirits and the natural world. Followers of Rodnoverie worship a pantheon of Slavic deities, spirits, and forces of nature. These deities include Svarog (the heavenly god), Perun (the god of thunder), Dazhbog (the god of the sun), and others associated with different aspects of life and nature. Rodnoverie ceremonies and rituals are often tied to seasonal cycles and agricultural practices. The movement gained popularity in the late 20th century, particularly in Eastern Europe and Russia, as a way for people to reconnect with their Slavic heritage and cultural roots after centuries of Christianization and other external influences. Rodnoverie emphasizes the preservation of Slavic traditions, folklore, and language, providing a unique perspective on spirituality and cultural identity for modern Slavic communities.