Slavic Goddesses

Phoenix of Elder Mountain – When personal web pages were new in the late 80s and early 90s, you could find any goddess or many of their name son the web, and there were tens of thousands, Now, everything that was, is practically gone, people moved on, or web servers close down or peoples websites,…

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),…

Mother of Goddess – Matushka Zemlia

Matushka Zemlia Poem by Phoenix of Elder Mountain Blessings upon me from the Mother of the Moist Earth from whom my Soul and the Children of the Souls are all born. I take your hand as you are the binding that weaves the river into matter, into me. There is nothing false about any Mother Goddess and…

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…