For the Slavs Vesna was the goddess of spring, and was associated with youth.


Vesna was a very popular goddess among people because she replaced winter and death that is Morena. Morena, however, was the goddess of winter, and this time for the Slavs (mainly northern) was associated with death. In past times winter was characterized by a scarcity of food from various diseases caused by the cold, and then associated with death. Vesna wore the green fields, the meadows, nice weather, favorable to life and work.
With these changes in the nature Vesna brought joy into the homes of the Slavs. The Slavs celebrated spring because it won winter and announced the summer season. As spring symbolized the beginning of a beautiful season, when it bloomed, the nature awoke, all was reborn and renewed life, Vesna had her role as a goddess of youth.

Vesna was one of the sunnier goddesses and was loved by people very much.


It is precisely for this reason in particular the Serbs, had the custom of giving the name Vesna to a female.  People, who gave the name Vesna to a daughter, believed that their daughter would be happy and cheerful just like the goddess Vesna, or, as spring. Her name comes from an Indian word vas that means solar, illuminated and shiny. The word vas is located in the root of the name Vesna. This also shows that the deity Vesna was present in the Slavic people even when they were in India, and before they moved to Europe. In particular, Vesna was a model for women. She was beautiful and powerful and around her the wonderful scent spread. In addition to beauty, she is also attributed to the power of the Sun, without which she could not get spring.

Vesna was never alone. She was always accompanied by Gerovit, who watched her constantly, and Stribog, the god of wind and air.

Vesna was also the goddess of victory. She could overcome death and winter, and governed nature. This victory was celebrated by the people according to their customs. According to legend, every spring Stibog carried Vesna on the wings of light and nice breeze. In the duel between Morena and Vesna, the Slavs had always opted for Vesna. The Slavs had the custom to bring the doll Vesna on branches and to burn the doll Morena. This practice symbolically marked the victory of Vesna over Morena. Of course, the victory of Vesna was not definitive, as all cycles were repeated every year. The fight between Morena showed that Vesna had features that were common among mortals, intolerance towards other women, jealousy and the struggle for power.



Dazbog was the god of fire, sun and rain

Perun is the  god of the sky and thunder

Horz is associated with the Moon

Rod was the creator

Radgost was the god of hospitality

Stribog is the god of the wind

Morana was the  goddess of winter and death

Devana was the goddess of the hunt

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