Koliada Picture

Koliada, in Slavic mythology, the name of a goddess of the sky. She brings up a new sun every day; for that reason, she is hunted by Mara to stop her and cause total darkness. The pagan feast of Koliada took place between the January 6 and January 19, but has since been merged into the celebration of Christmas.
The name is thought to derive from Greek Kalanda, romanized as Calandae.
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