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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Devana Aesthetics

Next in my (long overdue) aesthetics series is a bit of a more…”problematic” goddess, one could say. Because there’s a lot of interesting things at play here. So next up: Devana.

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On Cats & My Spirituality

My family likes to joke that I have a problem…namely I’m a huge “cat lady”. Personally I fail to see this as a problem, but it does make for a funny joke. And there’s no lie–I love cats; of all sorts. So my family gave me a little challenge, and I’m actually laughing at it […]

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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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Phoenix – The Legendary Firebird

Source: Phoenix – The Legendary Firebird and myths about it in Slavic culture – Slavorum This is a kind of quick run down on the Firebird and some basics of its legends. I really do love this creature above nearly all others in folklore.

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Ivan Bilibin – Artist

Source: Ivan Bilibin – artist inspired by Russian fairy tales and Slavic folklore Ivan Bilibin is one of my favorite artists. I love his style, and the subject matter. Fairy tales have always been a weak spot of mine (I still adore reading versions even to this day–and I’ve got 2 copies of the Brothers’ […]

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9 Slavic Rituals & Customs of Ye Olden Days

Source: 9 Slavic Rituals & Customs of Ye Olden Days I love learning about rituals and customs; especially considering there are some that I’ve come to learn my family has kept for generations, all without realizing where they came from. But this is a nice little look at traditions from a Polish perspective.

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