Goddess of the Sea: Salacia & Amphitrite

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain –I love the goddesses of the sea, the rivers and the oceans, there is just something so primal in the root of the goddess long before word or written languages appeared. In ancient Roman and Greek mythology, one such goddess was Salacia (asteroid #120347) and Amphitrite (asteroid #29), her Greek…

Acorn Folklore

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – This Autumn we have had an abundant of Acorns in the Pacific Northwest and in folklore, it means that we are going to have a mighty winter. The Sacred Oak Trees all grow from these little tiny acorns, which the squirrel is the one who graciously plants them in…

Magical Deer Woman, our Pre-Pagan Ancestors

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Deer Goddess, Deer Woman, Magical Deer Spirit, Hind of the Woods, Elen of the ways and more, are all ancient descriptions of the initiations of the eras of grandmother’s shamanic and prhistory leadership of shamanic cultures. The mystical and magical rites through initiations for women, were through her adoration and connection with…

Regulus in Virgo – The New Mythmaker Begins

Compiled by Phoenix of Elder Mountain – If Astrology was written by many world famous writers, philosophers or religious scribes today, when writers were still gods, these changing times upon us at the collective level would read something like this…  “We now decree, the Official Royal Rulers of Cosmology, under the Royal Star of Regulus –  that both…

Holly-Wood

Holle, or Holly-wood comes from the goddess Hel and the name of the trees have very ancient roots and its root meaning is “the place of magic”. The holly wood is a favorite source of magical spaces where they grow, magical amulet and talisman made from the word, especially wands. This magic comes from the spirit of the tree’s…

Vesta, the Goddess of Fire and Vulcan, the God of Fire

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Sacred rites are returning to Italy today, which is a very important step of the circle of return of the Goddess, rather than just festivals for communities. The video at the bottom of this article, shows the more meaningful return of the ancient ceremonies of the Fire Goddess Vesta,…

Amber Elektra Ηλεκτρα & Aura Avra

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Elektra (Asteroid #130) of Mycenae is the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, first mentioned by Aeschylus in Choephori. She and her brother Orestes killed their mother and her lover Aegisthus, for the murder of their father. In her later evolution, Electra is the daughter of Atlas and Poleon, daughter of the Ocean, or Ishonis,…

Raven, Crow and Magpie, Totem and Animism

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – As a dreamer (shaman), I have both a relationship to crow, raven and magpie through my own animism souls attained but know much of the totem aspects and relationship as well. The medicines of the soul-birds are a very powerful path for those who connect with them, or experience their…

Goddesses of the Ocean Waters

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Doris of Greek mythology is an Oceanid, her name represents the bounty of the sea as she is a daughter of Oceanus and Tethys. Doris was mother to the fifty ‘Nereids’ including Thetis, who is was mother of Achilles and Amphitrite. The ‘Sea Nymphs’ are the three thousand daughters…

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…

Thunderstorms in the Twilight

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – I am doing a three part article on the shadows of Star Lore and how we have gone too far from earth because of the mind cults, and as earthlings everyone is born, dies and are reborn from our mother (earth) even the aliens. The first will be the…

Voices that Breathe

Vanquishing means to conquer or subdue by superior force, as in battle, control or slavery. This video is about how the wise Grandmother who was once great leader, chief, shaman and leader of ceremonial rites of early pagan and pre-pagan worlds. Not all grandmothers bought this suppression to be vanquished. Try to understand that fairytales…

The Uranus-Sedna Shift

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – An astrologer (and past apprentice) of mine and myself were talking again about the Oceanic Goddess Taleelayu, also called Sedna (planetoid # 90377). We have had discussions of her on and off since 2010 and this week, we were at it again. I shared with her that transiting Uranus was…

Romanian Iele & Sânziană

The Iele are mythical young women in Romanian mythology and there are several differing descriptions. Often they are described as Fairies (Zane in Romanian), with great seductive powers and power over men. They have great magical skills and attributes similar to the Ancient Greek Nymphs, Naiads and Dryads which means they were all women who…

Ukraine’s Night on Bare Mountain

Lysa Hora was the Legend of darkness of the rising powers of men, both pagan and christian, both politician and military at Bare (Bald) Mountain in Kyiv, Ukraine. People tend to think one is good and the other evil, but when you look at the destruction of white, red, black, yellow and brown indigenous cultures,…

Dorian Women of Crete, Priestesses of Aphrodite

I did a simple Aphrodite Ceremony (Venus) on the Spring Equinox and I also had a dream at night of a woman speaking Dorian with me (which is a dead language from a few thousand years ago). I made this video in the Moon of Taurus which is ruled by Venus in honor of the…

2nd Full Moon of Spring

Our Second Full Moon of Spring begins on Thursday, April 21, 2016 @ 10:23 pm, Pacific Northwest and she sits at 2 degrees ’31 Scorpio. (Full Moon April 20, 2016 PST to re-adjust what is currently going on with the moon cycles). I have been working with the lunar phases solely, for the past seventeen…

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…

She Bears

A Compilation of the Bear Goddesses put together by Phoenix of Elder Mountain with personal writings intermixed. Artemis, Artio, Bendis, Callisto, Hekate, Merope, Mielikki, Mi’kmaq Bear, Ursel and Vanth “You see and hear that not only in Ephesus, but in almost all of Asia, this Paul has persuaded and turned away a considerable number of…

The Gate of Hell called Byzantine

The Holy Right-Believing Emperor Justinian and Empress Theodora: Saint Justinian, a major figure in the history of the Byzantine state, was also a great champion of Orthodoxy, which meant that under this thousand year rule, women would fall. Forced with violence, into exclusion from all civil and spiritual leadership, as Justinian, builder of men’s churches and a church writer himself, sealing…

Mongolian & Slavic Domovois

Autumn has come, which means the return of our Domovoi who told us his name was Tutak, which is an Indian name, he has returned, about a week ago, by banging on the glass window really loud. So we opened the window, spoke out loud thanking him for returning and helping, and set out his…