Slavic and German Domovois

A Domovoi Gnome Story by Phoenix the Elder – In today’s world, books and stories, legends, movies to watch and folktales have pretty much replaced real experiences in the realms of the supernatural and nature’s folk. I thought I would share a real Domovoi experience. Domovois, Nesse’s, Leprechauns, and Dwarves are all the same, they […]

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Slavic Color Symbolism

The Pan-Slavic colors red, blue, and white were defined by the Prague Slavic Congress, 1848. In traditional Slavic traditional art, outfits, embroidery, and decorations, the colors are mainly red, black, white (blue, green, and yellow) depending upon the Slavic country. Here is an outline of what colors symbolically represent:Black colorThe moistness of the earth, the […]

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Behind the Traditional Cloth

By Phoenix the Elder – I ran across some Kursk Embroidery from Russia and these particular designs are called “Months”. Kursk is South of Moscow in Russia near the Ukraine border.  There is a not a definite oral tradition explanation for these but they seem to represent growth of cycles. In nature, there is no seed that […]

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Marzanna 2023 / 2024

By Phoenix the Elder – It’s that time of year again to honor the Goddess of Winter, the Grandmother, and we do that in the ritual of the Ancient Slavic Marzanna, Morena, or Maslenitsa. I have worked about 98% with women this lifetime, and regardless of where you are from on the earth and what your […]

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Dreams of Ancient Artists

By Phoenix the Elder – My Sacred Archaic Orison today…  “I give great reverence, great respect and praise to all our ancestral and ancient women artists whose names were never known, nor ever kept sacred by scribes in any sacred texts of earth the last few thousand years. I light a candle and whisper to the […]

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Slavic Day and Night Goddesses in Folk Art

Lepa Vida: Light and Darkness – Lepa Veda occupied an important place in Slovene folk traditions. Evident proof of this is found not only in numerous folk songs, but also in the vernacular name for the artemisian and metaphoric connotations connected to the character of Fair Vida (Lepa Vida) in Slovene, and it has become a veritable […]

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Soul Mystery: Slavic Ancestors of the Night

Compilation and additions 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 […]

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Ancient Folk Artists to today’s Folk Art

General Folklore is commonly divided into many areas which include painting, dances, folk craft, folk songs stemming from their origin and oral traditions. Folklorists look at the objects that surround the story or tale, be that in the form of dance, painting, community circle and it’s costumes which are an intricate part of the effect […]

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