Shopluk feat Santigold

Shopi is a regional term for the South Slavic people, self-identifying as Bulgarians, Macedonians and Serbs. The areas traditionally inhabited by the Shopi is called Shopluk (Шоплук, Shopluk, srb. Šopluk), a mesoregion, roughly where Bulgaria, Serbia and Macedonia countries meet.   The Shopluk is a mountainous area on the borders of Serbia, Bulgaria and Macedonia, of…

Legend of the Miskhorskaya Rusalka

In the Crimea there is a legend about this mermaid, in the vicinity of the Village of Miskhor. In one of the small houses there lived a young maiden of Arz. For many years she was in love with the shepherd Abiy-aka, who was also in love with her. Sometimes they met at the spring,…

Slavic Spring & Summer Goddess Dziewanna and her Sister of Autumn & Winter Marzanna

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Dziewanna (Mullein) – The Slavic Spring and Summer Goddess – Mother Earth herself, in relations to the Slavic traditions of Marzanna and Dziewanna (pronounced gee-vanna), are also called Marowit & Dziewanna who (Devana) are very archaic goddesses.  Devana is the Slavic Goddess of Forests and Wildlife ,much like the Huntress Artemis….

Spring’s Rebirth – Slavic and Balkan Pysanky

Compilation by Phoenix of Elder Mountain – The Rites of Spring is about honoring our rebirth and the earth’s rebirth, this has specific rituals that are ancient and help us stay connected to our moon nature, our soul and our emotional nature in a positive way. Here at Elder Mountain we do the ritual of building the…

Slavic Goddesses

Phoenix of Elder Mountain – When personal web pages were new in the early 90s, you could find any goddess you wished, or many of their names on the web, and there were tens of thousands, Now, everything that was, is practically gone, people moved on, or web servers close down or women’s websites were…

Latvia Symbolism – Latviesu Simboli

Latvia Symbols of Nature’s Seasons Spring Equinox – Dawn The sign of Dawn or the rising sun sign symbolizes relationship to the top, to the heavenly world, it is the knowledge of humankind and the ideal picture of aggregation model. This sign, symbol language is sunrise and sunset graphical representation. Associated with the constant rhythm of…

Romanian Folk Magic at Midnight

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain (compilations) – Magical practice at the stroke of Midnight are symbolic practices and are the gifts of our ancient ancestors of the distant worlds and Romanian women have always kept these traditions alive. The older pagan cultures of the Slavic peoples celebrate the New Year on the Spring Equinox (and…

Shoymanas, Rusallias and Sfinte Soimane

On Friday, February 3rd, 2012 Neptune moved into Pisces and will be in its own sign until the beginning of 2026 and will close the door it had opened 2,200 years before in the great circle, which started around 220 bce. What does the weaving of the “Order of the Sphinx”, a bunch of “Balkan…

Karelian Magic

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – The Republic of Karelia is a region in northwest Russia, bordering Finland. Beside Lake Onega, capital city Petrozavodsk is home to cultural artifacts at the National Museum. On an island northeast, Kizhi Museum is an open-air complex of traditional wood buildings. Northwest, Kivach Nature Reserve has pine woods and…

White Eagle Legend of Poland

The White Eagle is the oldest symbol of Poland, but there was always a part of this story that was missing, pushed aside and then totally forgotten, because it was only kept in the hearts of Polish women. Finally… no one carried the part of the legend anymore. It was an ancient Grandmother’s legend that few…

Alatyr – Slavic Magical Legends

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – The Russian Alatyr Stone, sometimes called the World Mother (Алатырь каменьям – мире мати) is a search for purity and truth and as a legend lost long ago on earth. The Russian myth explains it as a Mystical Stone of folktale and epic proportions, as the Russians prefer…

Traditional Marzanna, Maslenitsa, Morena, Mara, Marmora

By Phoenix at Elder Mountain Dreaming – I first give caution so you can be aware that all Dark Goddess work is challenging when one’s heart has pure intention, rather than seeking to get what you desire. Night medicines are to releases karmic toxins in a timely and slow manner, and for the person who builds…

The Pagans of Belarus – Andrei Liankevich

Андрей Ленкевич. Язычество – Belarus people have an original culture rooted back in the pre-religious times. The Belarusian culture has benefited from the fact that when the Slavic tribes came to settle in nowadays Belarus lands, they accept the achievements of the Baltic and Finno-Ugric tribes. This form of religious perception existed for about 15-20…

Shamanic Dances of Romania

Romanian ancient traditions of Dances of Goat, Bear and Creatures called Capra of the Winter Solstice and New Years and are done to clear out shadows and dark spirits. Suceava, Romania, and Bucovina and Moldova. What is really beautiful about this (these) traditions, was when Christian men came into Slavic and Balkan lands and they…

Artist and Graphic Designer Maria Menshikova

Keenahnay

Article by Joshua J. Mark (partial) ~ Cynane (c. 357- 323 BCE, pronounced `Keenahnay’) was the daughter of the Illyrian Princess Audata and King Philip II of Macedon, making her the half-sister of Alexander the Great. Following the Illyrian tradition of women warriors, her mother raised her in the martial arts traditions of the Amazones…

Daemon vs Demon, Boskie vs Antiboskie, Slavic Folklore

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – What is demonology and daemonology? Originally, languages went from only gesturing with the verbal spoken, until the first written languages were created later. Thus the origin of “daemon” in the older context when humans had less karma, meant a higher, supernatural, impersonal force, a power that is usually identified with…