Spirit of the Slavic Water Goddess

By Phoenix the Elder – I am not a fan of religious writing, pagan writing, or even modern writing where everything about the goddess is compared only with her consort, her father, or a demoted aspect of her element of the spirit of nature. One of the greatest is the element of water, once great […]

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The Water Mother: Drinking from her long forgotten Sacred Springs

By Liz Greene and her book Neptune – The Water-Mother in Mesopotamian Myth since prehistoric times has symbolized the ultimate source of life and fertility, both for human beings and life everywhere. Thus the presence of water, whether it’s a spring, sea, lake, river, or stream, marks the materialization of the primal. Every Neolithic and […]

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Neptunia and her Dreamers

By Phoenix the Elder –  Neptune is the most elusive, foreboding, and dreamy planet we have, and the deliverer of natural illusionary soul effects that we can experience. For a long time after my T-Square (six planets) underwent a transformation with Uranus, and then Neptune in the late 90s and early 00s…  I had learned […]

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The Divine Feminine Celestial Horses

By Phoenix the Elder, Edited by Sarah Burnstein – This article is a compilation of writings which piece together the tales of both the Horse Cloud Women and Celestial Wind Horse Women. The stories of these women were lost from our consciousness and what remains can be found scattered in folk stories and myths from a […]

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The Watery Soulful Flight of Siren and Mermaid People

By Phoenix the Elder and many Contributions – Throughout the long journey of written and image arts mythology, the mermaid and siren have gotten confused sometimes and mixed up with each other and have often crisscrossed through times and eras. There is a reason for this when it comes to women’s history and its recording… […]

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Ziva, Zhiva, Zywie and Siwa: Slavic Goddess of the Waters

By Phoenix the Elder (compilation) – I searched and did a collection on the Goddess Zhiva, Siwa or Ziva as she is known. I work with Slavic Fire and Water Rituals in both my folk healing work, my apprentice work and my greater collective work. The Living Waters of Zhiva, Siva, Ziva is one of […]

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The Spiritual Realms of Water

Study of Slavic Mythology, Università Degli Studi Di Udine Dipartimento Di Lingue e letterature straniere, Udine, Italia & Znanstvenoraziskovalni Center Slovenske Akadue Znanosti in Umetnosti Inštitut za Slovensko Narodopisje, Ljubljana, Slovenia Ovenija. In Memoriam of Milko Matičetov… The area of Pomerania, the north-western part of modern Poland, is symbolically surrounded by three major rivers: the Vistula from the east, the Oder […]

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Melusine and the Water Beings

Compilation & additions by Phoenix the Elder – A Melusine is a twin-tailed siren and mermaid, associated with numerous stories and legends, and is imbued with symbolic meaning in alchemy. The most common iteration of the Siren is Melusine from medieval legend. Melusine (sometimes, Melusina) was, according to legend, beautiful woman with a disturbing tendency […]

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Slavic, Balkan, and Baltic Goddesses

Phoenix the Elder – When personal web pages were new in the early 90s, you could find any goddess you wished, as many of their names were on the web, and there were tens of thousands, Now, everything that was, is practically gone, and the commercial algorithms have taken over for web profits and social […]

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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 […]

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