Zaria (goddess)

Zaria or Zoria is the goddess of beauty in Slavic mythology. [cite book
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] A once-popular goddess also associated with the morning, Zaria was known to her worshippers as "the heavenly bride." She was greeted at dawn as "the brightest maiden, pure, sublime, honorable." She was also known as a water priestess that protected warriors. [cite book
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"Zarya" ( _ru. заря) is the Russian word for "sunrise," or "morning star." [cite book
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first =Joanna
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title =Mother Russia: Feminine Myth in Russian Culture
publisher =Indiana University Press
date =1988
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ee also

*The Zorya, the three Slavic guardians of the night.


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