Vesna by JankaLateckova on DeviantArt
Slavic goddess of spring, birth and renewal. - watercolour painting on 297 × 210 mm Aquafine paper. Original for sale here - www.etsy.com/listing/1... Vesna
"Baba Yaga, Wildwoman, Crone, Grandmother of the dancing hut, Witch of the untamed wood, Oracle of the Darksome Moon, Lend me your harsh wisdom, Devour my childish fear. Grind away that which does not serve me, That I may fly anew. Atop the clouds in your mortar, Your pestle, my oar and sword.” ~Galdorcraeft (A Crone's Prayer)
Deities & Demons
folkthings: “ Devana or Dziewanna is the Slavic equivalent of the Roman goddess Diana, whose name is said to appear very late in Slavic history. However, all her names that derive from Slavic...
Dazbog, The first part of the name is “daj” – a form of the verb to give, while the second part “bog” means god. The Giving God, was a god of the Sun and he was one of Svarog’s sons. Dazbog stands for the Sun disc. Each morning he emerged from the arms of The Zorya (Dusk) to ride his chariot drawn by three horses: one is gold, one is silver, and one is diamond. He would travel across the heavens each day through his twelve kingdoms.
Perun - Perun is the Slavic god of thunder and the sky. He is one of the most powerful Slavic gods and member of Slavic trinity (Triglav) together with Svarog and Svetovid. He was worshipped by the Russians until their Christianization in 988 by St. Vladimir I, Grand Prince of Kiev. Idols of Perun depicted him as a large man with a silver head and golden mustaches.
Dziewanna, Devana, Dzievana, Zievonia, Dživica, Dzieva, Zewana. Slavic goddess of nature, forest and hunt, spring. Niewykluczone, że Dziewanna i Marzanna mogły być dwoma obliczami jednej bogini, pani życia i śmierci zarazem; wskazywać mogą na to podobne analogie w innych indoeuropejskich wierzeniach (jak Kora-Persefona ), jednak brak danych źródłowych uniemożliwia wyciąganie takich wniosków. (my transl: Dziewanna and Marzanna could be the life-spring/death-winter sides of one Goddess.
Jarilo - Jarilo was a son of the supreme Slavic god of thunder, Perun, his lost, missing, tenth son, born on the last night of February, the festival of Velja Noć (Great Night), the pagan Slavic celebration of the New Year. On the same night, Jarilo was stolen from his father and taken to the world of the dead, where he was adopted and raised by Veles, Perun's enemy, He is celebrated with song and dance in festivals held in late spring and early summer.
The Fool & Russia's Beloved Ivanushka-Durachok
"My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it." Ursula K. Le Guin Happy April Fool's Day everyone! Though today is more about Tricksters and practical jokes, we couldn't have the trick-er without the trick-ee, thus is today the day in which our 'Fool' sides (and sometimes our Knave sides!) are exposed. It's a day for fun, to check your wits are in working order and, in a roundabout way, to celebrate both the good and the bad of fooling…
In Russian tales, Baba Yaga is portrayed as a hag who flies through the air in a mortar, using the pestle as a rudder and sweeping away the tracks behind her with a broom made out of silver birch. She lives in a log cabin that moves around on a pair of dancing chicken legs. The keyhole to her front door is a mouth filled with sharp teeth; the fence outside is made with human bones with skulls on top
Mokosh - 5009S by dragonscalearts on DeviantArt
20 mm W x 36 mm H (plus bale) - Bronze - Moko (Old Russian Мокошь) is a Slavic goddess , Also known as Mokysha, Mok... Mokosh - 5009S