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Svantavit

Author: Obsidian

West Slavonic. God of war. He was represented as man with four heads (facing the cardinal directions) and with sword, spears, and standards in hand. His sacred bird was the eagle, his colour was red. The center of his cult was a four-pillared temple in Arcona (on Rugen island, in northeastern Germany) where an oracle was located. See also, Rugievit.