L – Language

I’ve been busy, so I’m late again. I like languages as part of my studying. See, Slavic mythology is mostly studied in central and eastern Europe. So I need to learn at least 1 Slavic language to facilitate the studying. I’m thinking Czech, but Russian would be more useful to me. So it’s a dilemma, […]

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J – Journey

I see my path in paganism/polytheism as a journey. It’s not a destination, never has been. Sometimes I like signposts along the way (who doesn’t?), they help me figure out where I am. But for the most part, I enjoy having a long way to go. It gives me a long time to go down […]

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I – Identification

I’ve had a lot of changes in how I’ve identified myself over the years. When I first started out, as a 12-13 year old, I swore I was “Wiccan”. The books all said I could self-initiate as one, so I figured, cool, I was now Wiccan. Of course, some years later, and I was learning […]

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H – Hors

So now to talk about a Slavic god that there isn’t a whole lot known of. Hors. He was one of 7 mentioned in The Primary Chronicle as having statues destroyed by Vladimir the Great in Kiev when he converted to Christianity. I think it’s in the Tale of Igor’s Campaign that they call him […]

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G – Goddess in the Historical Record

Specifically – goddesses in the Slavic pagan record. (Further quantified in my research up till this time) I enjoy research…shock to no one I think at this point. Looking at traditional Slavic pantheons as they are described in contemporary sources, or at least, as close to “contemporary” as we can get…there is only one named […]

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F – Fire

I like fire. It’s possibly my favorite “element”, if I’m going to talk about the elements as being earth, air, water and fire. I’m a pansy about cold, I hate the cold. So I remember being at my grandparent’s house and sitting in front of the fireplace while my grandma was crocheting on the couch […]

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E – Ethics

Sorry for disappearing for 2 weeks. I’ve been fairly busy in the offline world. I’ve been thinking about what I consider “ethics” for the magical/pagan/practicing world for myself. Last year I wrote a piece on curses and what I thought about cursing. I know that it is for some neo-pagans unethical to curse…other pagans feel […]

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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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