mythology meme | Slavic pantheon and paganism - Morana
(x) Morana is a Slavic goddess of winter and death, associated with rebirth of nature. She often appears in different guises but is described as a woman of dark hair and terrifying appearance, bringing famine and destruction wherever she goes. Her arrival was therefore expected with dread while her departure was celebrated with boisterous cheer.
Some legends suggest she seduced Jarilo (god of spring) while he was searching for his lost wife in the Underworld - Nav. Eventually grown bored with her lover, Morana attempted to poison him with the drink of oblivion but failed and escaped badly burned. Another myth brings Morana in connection with Voden, making them a divine couple of the Underworld. Voden and Morana drowned people in their dark waters. Slavs tried to propitiate them by sacrificial offerings.
mythology meme | Slavic legendary creatures - Firebird
The Firebird is described as a large bird with majestic plumage that glows brightly emitting red, orange, and yellow light, like a bonfire that is just past the turbulent flame. The feathers do not cease glowing if removed, and one feather can light a large room if not concealed.
mythology meme | Greek pantheon and paganism - Empusa
(x) Empusa was the beautiful daughter of the goddess Hecate and the spirit Mormo. She feasted on blood by seducing young men as they slept before drinking their blood and eating their flesh. Empusa is pictured as wearing brazen slippers and bearing flaming hair.
She was a demigoddess. In later Greek mythology, her role was reduced to a species of spectre called an empuse or empusa (pl. empusae). The empusae were sent by Hecate to guard crossroads and devour travelers. Hecate was also the goddess of roadsides.