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#1 Leighqt

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 10:41 PM

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The name Morana, has recently come into my orbit, to my suprise when I goggled the name I was surprised to learn she was a ancient Slavic goddess

I need to do a lot more research but any links or further info would be much appreciated, as being completely honest I even had to google who the ancient Slavs were.

I do have leads from wilkipedia , which some are of great interest

So far I have learnt she has connections to Sleep Parylsis (the hag)
possibly Morana could be another name for Hecate ?
Other than the 3 facts I know next to nothing so far

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 09:45 AM

I have a handful of books on Russian folklore, mythology and occult practices but I couldn't find anything of note when looking over my books, at least nothing more than can be found online already. Nothing enough to put her or any of her similar names in the indexes. I just bought one of the books though so if I come across anything interesting about her as I read that one I'll post here!


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#3 Oroboros

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 08:58 AM

Well, I'm guessing you saw this one, but just in case : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marzanna

 

I find it interesting that she is associated with the winter and death cycle of the year.  Care to expound on how the name came in to your "orbit."


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#4 Leighqt

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 03:25 PM


Thanks You both for looking, this is a interesting one, as I can't find to much info on lore/ myth etc


I had a intense Meditation the other morning, it was the day my Dog was pawing my face.

I felt guided by a female energy, She and I visited visited somewhere, first starting out like a lilac sky which was like a horizon line then going down deep, into another place, she said when I see the lilac horizon then you know you are close to this " other place". The " other" place I have no name for , it was almost cavernous . , I was serene heavy into the meditation, yet still alert as my dog was interfering constantly

so I had to say my goodbyes and thanks, but I asked her name she told me Morana, I doubled checked it wasn't Morgana, it was definitely Morana.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:47 PM

Just throwing my thoughts out:
Twilight and caverns are both liminal spaces. Twilight also is the end of day and caverns are associated with entrances to the underworld.
All seems in keeping with the associations we are seeing about HER. Death, winter etc.

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#6 Leighqt

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:08 AM

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I didn't think of Twilght , good call Oroboros, I will try meet her again and see what develops.

I just had to Google limit all spaces, from the definition I agree with you especially with the lilac and the cavern.

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#7 Leighqt

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 11:35 AM

I have carried on researching and found Slavic Paganism of which she is one of the deities, also something called Rodnovery
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Posted 05 January 2017 - 11:45 AM

If you're interested in that pantheon or Rodnovery in general, I found this website a couple of years ago when I was exploring Slavic paganism http://modrodnovery.com it's not a type of paganism that has a lot of English translated information, I found it helpful. You may have already found it, though. It's a pretty masculine type of paganism and there is a heavy focus on Perun, Veles, Rod, Dazbog, etc. It's easier to find info on the gods moreso than the goddesses, in general. Very cool if one of the goddesses is reaching out to you!

 

As far as Morana specifically, she is one of two sisters, Vesna being the other (Springtime/Daylight). Researching Vesna too might yield more information about Morana.


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 08:07 AM

Thank you Madame , I think that's the one I found yesterday, I would like to research more on Rodnovery and Slavic paganism.

I think any lead I can get at the moment is a good one, so will follow up on Vesna.

I've never experienced a God/ Goddess before so it's Defo cool xxx

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 09:56 PM

Thank you Madame , I think that's the one I found yesterday, I would like to research more on Rodnovery and Slavic paganism.

I think any lead I can get at the moment is a good one, so will follow up on Vesna.

I've never experienced a God/ Goddess before so it's Defo cool xxx

 

 

 

I'm currently reading a book called "The Occult in Russian and Soviet Culture" published by Cornell University, I'm just in the introduction right now but it has already mentioned pagan revivals in Russia and the "dvoeverie" (dual faith) which was practiced by the peasants of Slavic lands ever since the Christianization of the area. I expect at some point there will be discussion about Orthodox saints that have replaced the goddesses of the pantheon, if it happens to mention her I will let you know the saint they attribute to her. Finding English-translated books about Rodnovery itself has been difficult when I've tried, the so-called "Book of Veles" is frequently touted as a must read but others say it's a modern forgery full of nationalistic leanings. There's a book called Balkan Traditional Witchcraft that I've heard is a good read (if some poor translations sprinkled about), there is likely some overlap with Rodnovery I would imagine and a lot of shared gods and goddesses.

 

Should you find a book that details it specifically, do share! 


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#11 Leighqt

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 08:25 PM

Yes defo I will share anything I learn

I've also joined a Rodnovery group on Facebook ,so hopefully I will be pointed in the right direction

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