Mokosh - Goddess of fertility, home and earth - Slavic Goddess. She watches over spinning and weaving shearing of sheep and protects women in child birth.
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Mokosh - Goddess of fertility, home and earth - Slavic Goddess

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Mokosh - Goddess of fertility, home and earth

She watches over spinning and weaving, shearing of sheep, and protects women in child birth. She is represented as a woman with uplifted hands and flanked by two plow horses. She was also associated with spell casting.

She is considered to be a goddess of Fate. She weaves, spins and holds the threads of fate. She is also has attributes of a fertility goddess. Sometimes she is depicted as a woman with a large head and long arms.

As she is linked to spinning wool and weaving, it was ill-luck to leave your spinning shuttle and a batch of spinning wool behind. Offerings to her included dropping of spinned wool into the well.

After Christianisation her attributes were transferred to St Paraskevia, which retained Friday as being her day of the week. It was considered to be ill-luck to sweep floors on the eve of Thursday as it was believed that the dust would clog up the sight of Mokosh, which assisted guidance through dreams.

--~Attributes and Correspondences~--

Area of Influence:
Spinning, Weaving, Shearing, Protection, Childbirth, Spell Casting, Fate, Fertility

Slavic

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Horses

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Perun

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Water

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Horses, Rain, Mokosh Stones

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Slavic - Gods and Goddesses

NameTitleType

Bannik

God of the Bathhouse.

God

Crnobog

God of night and darkness.

God

Dazbog

Sun God

God

Dennitsa

Morning Star Goddess.

Goddess

Devana

Goddess of the Hunt.

Goddess

Domovoi

House god and guardian of the home.

God

Dziewona

Virgin Goddess.

Goddess

Hors

God of the winter sun

God

Jarilo

God of spring fertility.

God

Karewit

Protector God of ancient Charenza

God

Lada

Goddess of harmony, merriment, youth, love and beauty.

Goddess

Leshy

God of wild animals and forests.

God

Marzanna

Goddess of witchcraft, death and winter.

Goddess

Matka Gabia

Goddess of the home and hearth.

Goddess

Matka Ziemia

Earth Goddess and one of the most important deities in the Slavic world.

Goddess

Mokosh

Goddess of fertility, home and earth

Goddess

Perperuna

Goddess of rain.

Goddess

Perun

The highest god of the pantheon.

God

Porewit

God of law, order and judgement.

God

Radegast

God of hospitality, fertility, and crops

God

Rod

Initial original god—progenitor of deities

God

Simargl

God of fire and the hearth.

God

Siwa

Fertility and love Goddess.

Goddess

Stribog

God and spirit of the winds, sky and air.

God

Svarog

God and spirit of fire.

God

Svetovid

God of War.

God

Triglav

Triple Headed God.

God

Vanapagan

God of the underworld.

God

Veles

God of cattle, commerce, music, divination and the underworld

God

Zaria

The Goddess Of Beauty

Goddess

Zorya

Guardian goddesses.

Goddess

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