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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Smaug and Dragons

Dragons are fearsome, terrifying creatures. They’re the stuff of legend and of nightmare. Just like how you always hear about knights going off to fight them & save poor, captured maidens from the evil dragon (keep on with the western understanding, here). They’re serpentine or reptilian; lizard-like really. With giant wings and they breathe fire. […]

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Between Slavs

I’m a bit stuck. See, my family is primarily “western” Slavic (Czech and Polish); but there’s still the unsolved mystery of whether we have some “eastern” Slavic (Russian) roots. We don’t really know if there’s any Russian heritage or not. Probably not, but the family legend does remain. So I’m kind of stuck between two […]

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The Vampire

(The German version is here) I have always been interested in the vampire. It is, and has been, my favorite mythological figure. Partially because of three things: blood, death, and the human soul. And of course there is the media portrayal, especially Dracula by Bram Stoker. I read Dracula when I was 7 years old, […]

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Unusual Pantheon

Sometimes I remember that I’ve got an unusual pantheon that I follow. And it tells me that I don’t have that many people to discuss my religious practice with. After all…there are hundreds of pagans/polytheists that follow Greek, Celtic or Norse deities. Just to name 3 major pantheons off the top of my head. Then […]

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D – Domovoi

So I’m going to talk a bit about a creature from Slavic mythology and folklore. The domovoi. It’s a household spirit. They’re small in size, masculine and often are bearded. I know that in some folklore the stories say that the domovoi can take on the appearance of the owner of the house. Traditionally, every […]

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Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes

“Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology” – Cory O’Brien Amazon page – here. So actually you all get my book review earlier than anticipated. I ended up reading this whole book (289 pages long) in about 2 hours. It’s a delightfully easy read and it’s hilarious. Now, I’m going to admit, […]

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New Book

I have a new mythology book that I bought. I will read it and then review it. Because I love book reviews and I want to review my brand new book. It’s going to be fun to write up a review once I finish reading this book. So look forward to a book review in […]

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A – Alkonost

The alkonost is a creature half-woman and half-bird. It is beautiful and has a voice that makes the listener forget everything they hear. Usually they are portrayed in art with the sirin, another woman-bird hybrid. They live in the underworld. The part that I always find most fascinating is that when the eggs are about […]

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Minor Frustrations

Such as when one wants to find research on a pantheon. But then learns that pretty much everything easily accessible online is total bullshit. Which is what I find recently. In research, I’ve begun to learn that pretty much all online websites that pop up in immediate search for “Slavic Mythology” are all bullshit. They […]

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