Marzanna – Goddess of Winter

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Its that time of year again to honor the Goddess of Winter – Marzanna, an archaic night goddess and primal connection to her shamanistic and animistic mysteries of the past, present and future. These pre-religious rites are still done in very simple ways today and I hope you join us…

Burning of Marzanna – Spring 2018

The tradition of burning or drowning (Jare Święto) the effigy of Marzanna [Morena] is to celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of spring, is a folk custom that survives in the Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, and Slovakia.  Her names are Marzanna (Polish), Morė (Lithuania), Morana (Czech, Bulgaria, Slovene, Serbian, Bosnia, Croatia), Morena (Slovak, Macedonia),…

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…