There exists little exact information on Slavonic Paganism. The largest
part of what we know was found in folklore.
In the sixth century AD, the Slavs split up into three main groups, whose
beliefs often differ, namely the Southern-, Western- and Eastern Slavs.
These are the groups that still exist today.
The territory chosen by the Slavs were almost always forests divided by
marshes, rivers and lakes. They made a primitive farming. They hunted, fished,
grew corn and kept some cattle in the clearings of the forest. They used
wood out of the forest to build and furnish their shelters.
The ancient Slavs felt powerless against the forces of nature and wanted
answers. And so a very rustic mythology developed, but very suitable for
their primitive lifestyles. Only in areas like Kiev where the Slavs met
people from the outside world, did a more fixed mythology develop. But it
still remained an unorganized and rustic mythology.