Nightingale Folklore and Totem

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – A friend of mine shared with me the lore of the Ukrainian Nightingale which I am very grateful. I have smaller birds such as the Mourning Dove and the Nightingales as a totem, and on occasion the Mockingbird on and off through my life. These birds after working with them…

Elements of Myth – Lunar Flares entering Luminous Phenomena

The Fable and the Myth. Careful discrimination must be made between fable and myth. A fable is a story like the Fox and the Grapes, in which characters and plot, neither pretending to reality nor demanding credence, are fabricated confessedly as the vehicle of moral or didactic instruction. Dr. Johnson narrows still further the scope of the…

Slavic Ancestors

The East Slavs Buzhans, ancestors of Ukrainians (alternatively identified as West Slavs) Dregovichs same with Draguvites, ancestors of Belarussians Drevlyans, ancestors of Ukrainians Dulebes, ancestors of Ukrainians Goryuns Ilmen Slavs, ancestors of Russians Kiev culture, ancestors of Ukrainians Krivich, ancestors of Russians and Belarussians Korchak culture Penkovka culture Polans (eastern), ancestors of Ukrainians Polochans, ancestors…

Cult of the Bird Women

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – Moon Birds – Song of Slavic Bird Tribe Shaman Women, their Culture, Art and Soul – The cult of the bird women go back to the very beginning of the largest cycle of Soul people on earth, which I estimate at least in this largest cycle (era) to be…

Ziva, Siwa – Slavic Goddess Waters

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming (compilation) – I searched and did a compilation on the Goddess Siwa or Ziva as she is known. Because I work with Slavic Fire and Water Rituals, both in my folk healing and collective work, the Living Waters of Siva | Ziva is one of my favorites including Marzanna. Both of…

Slavic Winter Divination

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – I have been a huge practitioner of divination for myself and for clients and apprentices, so much so, that I have them as part of my folk healing medicine bag. I continued to work with divination because my path required so much support, assistance and healing this lifetime. I have…

The Ural Chudi 

Various Articles… Numerous legends about the “Chud,” about the “Chud people, ” have a peculiar fate. Having arisen on the basis of real facts and events in the period of the formation of Old Russian statehood and the first campaigns of Novgorod to the northeast, these legends then gained an independent life , being brightly…

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…

The Night Bridge of Birds & The Summer Triangle

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Water Charming does have its original roots in the Night Medicines, which are now called Star Lore, the Space Program and Star Wars, as we can barely see the night stars anymore from earth from light pollution. In night medicines, the light that shines in the darkness, especially the moon,…

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….

Slavic Moon Wards and Wardcraft for the Dreamers

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Slavic amulets are as old as woman herself and they have the power for both the good and selfish means. Our artist/shaman ancestors valued symbolism from neolithic times and shared their sacred creativity on rocks and caves, the same as modern sacred artists, peasants, wizards, witches, embroiderers and weavers, and…

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…

Lightning Goddess Perunika & Thunder God’s Daughter – Lepa Mara

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – Uranus is the planet that rules chaos, which includes Thunder and Lightning and thus the Goddess and God of thunder and lightning bring chaos into our lives and that birthing is called Lepa Mara. Her name means beautiful woman as she wakes up in Spring with the forces of…

Zwezda Dnierca, Zwezda Wieczorniaia, and Zwezda Polnoca

The Zorya are the three Slavic Mythological Guardian (warrior) Goddesses, known as the Auroras. They guard and watch over the doomsday hounds (shadow people) who threatens to eat the constellations of the Great Bear and the Little Bear (Ursa Major & Minor).  If the chain breaks loose, the earth’s time is said to end and…

Raven, Crow and Magpie Totem and Animism

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – As a dreamer I have a relationship to crow, raven and magpie through my own animism souls attained. They are powerful messengers of the night, during the day. These medicines of the soul-birds are a very powerful path for those who connect with them, or experience their wisdom even without being…

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…

Thunderstorms in the Twilight

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – We have gone too far from earth because of the mind cults has led us away from our body and soul. As earthlings everyone is born, dies and is reborn (reincarnation) from our mother (earth) even the aliens. The Seven Sisters who science called the Pleiades, sit in a…

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…

Romanian Iele & Sânziană

The Iele are mythical young women (their soul and spirit) in Romania and there are several differing descriptions in mythology. Often they are described as Fairies (Zane in Romanian), with great seductive powers or charming abilities. They have great magical skills and attributes are similar to the ancient Greek Nymphs, Naiads and Dryads which means…

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,…