Poles, Ancient Mythology of The
Poles, Ancient Mythology Of The The Poles, a Slavic people, had a religious system agreeing with that of other Slavonic mythologies, and it is an error to call them fire-worshippers, or to say they worshipped Roman gods, as some affirm. Gnesen, the capital of Poland, the seat of prince Primas, contained a row of great temples, of which now only a few traces may be found. There stood the temple of Nija, the god of the soul; of Perun, the god of thunder, etc. There the principal gods of Slavonic heathendom were worshipped with bloody sacrifices. This warlike nation had many gods of war, but some superintended also domestic concerns.