KIRAN ATMA: Volkhv
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Paganism & Wicca - Who Is A Volkhv Or Volkva?

A Pagan magician, priest, or shaman is referred to as Volkhv/Volkva (m/f) in Russian. 


Finno-Ugric and Slavic shamans and Pagan practitioners were referred to as "shamans" in the oldest Old Russian and Slavic literature. 


  • The term is said to have originated in Finno-Ugric and therefore may have previously referred to a particular technique, practitioner, or tradition. 
  • It seems to be derived from a root word meaning "wolf," and therefore may have previously denoted a wolf-shaman or werewolf. 
  • In addition, the term was employed to translate the Greek word pharmakos.


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