In Slavic mythology, the Raróg (Russian: Рарог) is a fire demon, often depicted as a fiery falcon.[1]

Rarog by Marek Hapon

According to Czech folklore, a rarog can hatch from an egg that was incubated on a stove for nine days and nights, and can appear either as a fiery falcon or a dragon. In Polish folklore, the rarog is a tiny bird that can be held in a pocket, and can bring people happiness.

A caldera on Jupiter's moon Io was named Rarog Patera, a massive eruption[2] from which was recorded by the W. M. Keck Observatory and Japan's HISAKI (SPRINT-A) spacecraft on August 15, 2013.

The leader of the Polish video game developer CD Projekt stated that the northern cardinal-shaped logo of the company symbolizes Raróg. [3]

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  1. ^ Дубровская, Оксана (27 August 2018). Мифология. ОЛМА Медиа Групп. ISBN 9785948491073 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "A hellacious two weeks on Jupiter's moon Io". 4 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Nowe logo CD Projekt RED!" (retrieved March 6, 2020)