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Jarilo (Cyrillic: Ярило, Ярила or Јарило) is a Slavic god of vegetation, fertility and springtime.[1]

The only historical source that mentions Jarilo was from a German bishop who encountered pagans celebrating a festival called Gerovit (likely a German way of saying, Jarovit). Until the 19th century in Russia, Belarus and Serbia, folk festivals called Jarilo were celebrated in late spring.[2] In these festivals, they worshiped a springtime god. Similar festivals occurred in Croatia and Slovenia.

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  1. source of Jarilio name in IAU Nomenclature
  2. "Kresnik, Perun and Jarilo". Jason and the Argonauts. Retrieved 15 December 2017.