Heat Wave

Yesterday I talked about superstitions. There are some superstitions in Eastern Europe about Lady Midday (Polednice or Poludnica). She’s a pretty, younger-looking spirit or noon demon that comes along at noon time around people working in the fields who causes heat stroke or madness. So what happens: she stops workers and asks them a question, […]

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Balkan Talisman – Lucky March Bracelet

This post is coming in 4 days late, my apologies! It should have been the first of March. Finally the birds have started to sing their song and mornings have become a little more sweet for it. Some of you may be familiar with March bracelets, very commonly worn on March 1st until the end […] […]

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No Love for Mokosh

Alright, so the title is a weird one. I admittedly wasn’t quite sure how to title this. But, it’s also pretty accurate. At least in my personal practice. I’ve mentioned before how I am not really connected to the “female” aspect of deities out there. I mean, it’s not intentional, but it just kind of […]

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Apartment & Domovoi

Way back several years ago I posted first about the domovoi and about what he means to Slavic folklore. I’ve even posted a few times about my own nerves in regards to this particular spirit or entity. Because while not traditionally the most frightening of creatures from Slavic folklore and myth, there’s a lot to […]

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Source of Nightmares

Baba Yaga is a great source of nightmares. I’ve said it before, but of all the creatures, spirits or entities out of Slavic folklore–she’s the one who freaks me out the most. Far more than any other that I know of, even Koschei isn’t nearly as frightening, not to me.

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What is Double Faith?

Kind of an interesting question, depending on perspective. Because I’m sure there could be at least a dozen answers I could come up with–and that does not begin to count the answers other people could give at the exact same time. – and most of them are not the historical phenomenon I am actually talking […]

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5 Magical Herbs in Slavic Myth

Source: 5 MAGICAL HERBS IN SLAVIC MYTHOLOGY This is an interesting overview of a few herbs the author wants to focus on. I think a few are missing, but it’s at least an interesting perspective.

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Polish legends: the Fern Flower

Source: Polish legends: the Fern Flower Good blog post on a Polish legend. The Fern Flower is an interesting one, and I like having this take on it, as opposed to other cultural perspectives.

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