Miscellanea

Aimless vagabond who has found a home for now. These are the things that inspire, amuse, and motivate me.
fuckyeahpaganism:

In Slavic mythology, Vesna (right) is the goddess of spring, fertility, and youth. She overlooked all of springtime, and was also associated with the birth of everything alive. Morana (left) was considered the complete opposite of Vesna, being the goddess of winter, death, and the night. They are both considered beautiful; Morana being the pale goddess representing beauty in decay, while Vesna’s rose cheeks and luscious looks represent spring and renewal. A widespread ritual of the burning of Morana existed. At the end of winter, many Slavic tribes made a rag and straw doll that symbolized Morana and burned her to help Vesna, spring, arrive earlier. (x)(x)

fuckyeahpaganism:

In Slavic mythology, Vesna (right) is the goddess of spring, fertility, and youth. She overlooked all of springtime, and was also associated with the birth of everything alive. Morana (left) was considered the complete opposite of Vesna, being the goddess of winter, death, and the night. They are both considered beautiful; Morana being the pale goddess representing beauty in decay, while Vesna’s rose cheeks and luscious looks represent spring and renewal. A widespread ritual of the burning of Morana existed. At the end of winter, many Slavic tribes made a rag and straw doll that symbolized Morana and burned her to help Vesna, spring, arrive earlier. (x)(x)

I lean behind you, mouth touching
you spine, my arms around
you, palm above the heart,
you blood insistent under
my hand, quick and mortal

Margaret Atwood, “Book of ancestors,” from Circe/Mud Poems (via kittiecunt)

(Source: lifeinpoetry, via cavaliersjamhelix)