Unlike Svarogich, each area saw a different story behind Dazhbog. The sun
lived in the east and was drawn from his beautiful golden palace every morning
white horses breathing fire. A Polish legend had him riding in a diamond
chariot with two wheels. Pulled by twelve horses. White with golden manes.
Another legend said that one silver-, one golden- and one diamond horse
pulled his chariot.
Serbian pagans thought of the sun as being a handsome young king on his
gold and purple throne. Accompanied by two virgins, Aurora of the morning
and Aurora of the evening, seven judges (planets), seven 'messengers' (comets)
and his bald uncle Myesyats, the moon.
Folklore from Russia says that the Sun was the king of twelve kingdoms,
the twelve signs of the Zodiac.
Another myth suggests that his daily movement represented changes in his
age. Every morning he would be born, maturing in the afternoon and eventually
dying at sunset.
The relationship between the sun, Dazhbog, and the moon, Myesyats also
varies. A certain popular legend saw the moon as the beauty that gets married
to the sun in summer, abandoned every winter and returned to in spring.
The stars are said to be their children. When the couple argued an earthquake
would occur on earth. Myesyats in another myth is the husband of Dazhbog.
Dazhbog was a fair and just divinity associated with light and happiness.
He rewarded the ones leading a good life and punished the evil.