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Friday, 15 April 2011

Stuart’s Daily Word Spot: Dabog

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Dabog: noun – another of the occasional ‘god’ entries. This is the name of a Slavonic sun god (worshipped in the Balkans and south Russia). As with so many pre-Christian deities, this one, after Christianisation, was changed into a diabolic entity. So, a god with positive aspects for the former pagans was changed to a figure representing evil by the Christian authorities who were trying to impose their own beliefs on the people. So, nothing new there, then.

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