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Derived from Russian Ярило (Jarilo), ultimately from Proto-Slavic *jaro (spring) or Proto-Slavic *jarъ (strong, fierce). It is related to Old East Slavic ярилой (jariloj), a straw effigy used by the ancient Slavs during the festival of Kupala to expel evil spirits.

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Yarilo

  1. The god of vegetation, fertility, and springtime in Slavic mythology.

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