Usage Slavic Mythology
Scripts Ерило(Church Slavic)
Other Forms FormsJarilo, Yarilo
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Meaning & History
Alternative name for Jarilo, Slavic god of spring, fertility, and erotic or sexual love. The name is derived from "yary-" (passionate). Depicted as a handsome, barefoot youth dressed in a white cloak and adorned with a crown of wildflowers, Jarilo rode on a white horse, his left hand holding a bucket of wheat seed.