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"Baba Yaga, Wildwoman, Crone, Grandmother of the dancing hut, Witch of the untamed wood, Oracle of the Darksome Moon, Lend me your harsh wisdom, Devour my childish fear. Grind away that which does not serve me, That I may fly anew. Atop the clouds in your mortar, Your pestle, my oar and sword.” ~Galdorcraeft (A Crone's Prayer)
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Mokoš (Old Russian Мокошь) is a Slavic goddess , Also known as Mokysha, Mokush, connected with female activities such as shearing, spinning and weaving. She is the spinner of the thread of Life and is closely associated with Fate and Time. She is the Divine Mother of the rich moist Earth who brings forth all manner of bountiful harvests. Her name is derived from the word combination maty kota which means ‘mother of the cat,’ that is, ‘mother of good fortune.’ She is the protector of women as wel
The Russian Firebird is a mystical bird that flies around a king’s castle and at night swoops down and eats all the king's golden apples. Others say that the firebird is just a bird that flies around giving hope to those who need it. His eyes sparkle and pearls fall from his beak. The pearls would then fall to the peasants, giving them something to trade for goods or services.
Dziewanna, Devana, Dzievana, Zievonia, Dživica, Dzieva, Zewana. Slavic goddess of nature, forest and hunt, spring. Niewykluczone, że Dziewanna i Marzanna mogły być dwoma obliczami jednej bogini, pani życia i śmierci zarazem; wskazywać mogą na to podobne analogie w innych indoeuropejskich wierzeniach (jak Kora-Persefona ), jednak brak danych źródłowych uniemożliwia wyciąganie takich wniosków. (my transl: Dziewanna and Marzanna could be the life-spring/death-winter sides of one Goddess.
Magical Night: Celebration of Summer Solstice - Stonehenge
Russia Summer Solstice A supreme Russian neo-pagan priest beats a tambourine while his followers dance around a bonfire to celebrate the summer solstice in Maloyaroslavets, some 200 kilometers (124 miles) south-west from Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 20, 2009.
Mokoš (Old Russian Мокошь) is a Slavic goddess mentioned in the Primary Chronicle, protector of women's work and women's destiny. She watches over spinning, weaving protects women in childbirth. handmaiden of Mat Zemlya. the only female diety erected by Vladimir the great in his kiev sanctuary. this is a modern statue in Czech repub.
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Jarilo - Jarilo was a son of the supreme Slavic god of thunder, Perun, his lost, missing, tenth son, born on the last night of February, the festival of Velja Noć (Great Night), the pagan Slavic celebration of the New Year. On the same night, Jarilo was stolen from his father and taken to the world of the dead, where he was adopted and raised by Veles, Perun's enemy, He is celebrated with song and dance in festivals held in late spring and early summer.
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Dazbog, The first part of the name is “daj” – a form of the verb to give, while the second part “bog” means god. The Giving God, was a god of the Sun and he was one of Svarog’s sons. Dazbog stands for the Sun disc. Each morning he emerged from the arms of The Zorya (Dusk) to ride his chariot drawn by three horses: one is gold, one is silver, and one is diamond. He would travel across the heavens each day through his twelve kingdoms.
In Russian tales, Baba Yaga is portrayed as a hag who flies through the air in a mortar, using the pestle as a rudder and sweeping away the tracks behind her with a broom made out of silver birch. She lives in a log cabin that moves around on a pair of dancing chicken legs. The keyhole to her front door is a mouth filled with sharp teeth; the fence outside is made with human bones with skulls on top
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Perun - Perun is the Slavic god of thunder and the sky. He is one of the most powerful Slavic gods and member of Slavic trinity (Triglav) together with Svarog and Svetovid. He was worshipped by the Russians until their Christianization in 988 by St. Vladimir I, Grand Prince of Kiev. Idols of Perun depicted him as a large man with a silver head and golden mustaches.