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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Traditional Marzanna, Maslenitsa, Morena, Mara, Mora and Marmora

By Phoenix the Elder – On the Winter Solstice Day, we begin to honor and build our Marzanna Effigy. The newer pagan traditions build it and burn it on the same day (the Spring Equinox), but the Shamanic cultures are much older so we begin to build her on the Winter Solstice and for those doing […]

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