Wikijunior:Ancient Civilizations/Slavs

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What Countries Did They Live In?[edit | edit source]

(West) Slavs lives in Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, (South) Slavs lives in Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia and (East) Slavs lives in Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine and Russia.

What did their buildings look like?[edit | edit source]

What did they eat?[edit | edit source]

What did they wear?[edit | edit source]

What did their writing look like?[edit | edit source]

The early Slavs were a non-writing culture. After they converted to Christianity, they adopted different writing systems based on which church they converted into. The Catholic Slavs (Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, Slovenes, Croats) adopted the Latin alphabet, while the Eastern Orthodox Slavs (Russians, Belarusians, Ukrainians, Bulgarians, North Macedonians, Serbs) adopted the Cyrillic alphabet.

What did they believe?[edit | edit source]

Early Slavic people believed in many gods. For example, Perun, the god of thunder and lightning, Svarogc father of the chief deities, Dazhbog the god of sun and Svarazic the god of fire are some of their gods. The two most important gods were Byelobog (or Byelun) the White God and Chernobog the Black God. Most of the Slavic people converted to Christianity, that was practiced in the Byzantine Empire in eastern Europe. By the 1000s, all Slavic lands had been converted to Christianity.

Are some of them famous even today?[edit | edit source]

What is left of them today?[edit | edit source]

When did their civilization exist?[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jordan, William Chester, ed. The Middle Ages A Watts Guide for Children. NewYork:Franklin Watts, 1999.