With the attack on paganism by Christianity before it peaked, the big divinities
disappeared. A lot of pagan beliefs of the Slavs remained, although they
converted. 'Dii minores', as the little gods were called, were created.
These divinities' origin were explained as them being the spirits damned
from heaven because they rebelled against the superior god who created all.
These spirits fell on a variety of places. Those who fell in fields and
forests remained evil. Those who were in contact with humans often became
Some of the more popular domestic spirits were :
Other spirits that were further removed from human contact
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