Female, Mythology, Virtues/Attributes

Zorya

Zorya is the name of a goddess in Slavic mythology who, along with another goddess or two, guard the hound Simargl to prevent him from breaking free of his chain and devouring the Ursa Minor constellation, which would cause the end of the world. Zorya is depicted as a Triple goddess known as Zorya Utrennyaya (goddess of the Morning Star), Zorya Vechernyaya (goddess of the Evening Star), and Zorya Polunochnaya (goddess of the Midnight Star). The name means “star, dawn”.

Origin: Proto-Slavic

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Variants:

  • Zorja (Ukrainian)
  • Zarya (Russian)
  • Zaria (Russian)
  • Zoryana (Ukrainian)
  • Zora (Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian)
  • Zorica (Serbian, Croatian, and Macedonian diminutive of Zora)
  • Zorka (Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian diminutive of Zora)
  • Zorza (Polish)
  • Zorana (Croatian, Serbian)
  • Zarja (Slovene)

 

Male forms:

  • Zoran (Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian)

 

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