The Mysterious Dark Lady of the Nine Heavens

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – Mercury, Hermes and Thoth are the mythology of the god of the psychopomp, magic, shopkeepers, magicians, merchants, travelers, transporters, shape-shifter, thieves, jesters and tricksters. The fleet-footed messenger of the divine and the tricksters of the dark. My progressed moon is now in Gemini for the next two years, the […]

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The Snake and the Dream

Old Russian Folktale – In a certain land there was a King who had a dream and as he slept, he saw a fox hanging by the tail of the roof of the palace. When he awoke he remembered his dream and couldn’t get it out of his mind. At last he called his counselors […]

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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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Slavic, Balkan, Baltic 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 […]

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Dreaming of Fire and the Fire Goddess Vesta – Part 1

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – This article contains two fire deities, the first, Vesta, Goddess of Fire and Vulcan, the God of Fire. 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. Fire is one of […]

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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 […]

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