Goddess Mokosh  

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"MOKOSH IS THE WATER AND EARTH GODDESS OF THE UKRAINE. SHE IS WORSHIPPED IN THE SLAVIC COUNTRIES AS THE GODDESS OF RAIN AND FERTILE SOIL. ACCORDING TO FOLK BELIEF SHE SHEARS SHEEP AND SPINS THREAD. HER NAME IS DERIVED FROM THE WORD COMBINATION "MATY KOTA" WHICH MEANS "MOTHER OF THE CAT," THAT IS, MOTHER OF GOOD FORTUNE. SHE IS THE PROTECTOR OF WOMEN AS WELL AS OCCULT KNOWLEDGE AND DIVINATION. BECAUSE IT IS SHE WHO SUPPLIES THE MEANS FOR SURVIVAL, SHE IS ALSO ASSOCIATED WITH LIFE AND DEATH MATTERS.

SHE WANDERS AS A MASKED WOMAN AND VISITS HOUSES PERFORMING DOMESTIC DUTIES. AT NIGHT, A PIECE OF HAIR WAS LEFT AS AN OFFERING TO HER. SHE IS USUALLY DEPICTED WITH RAISED HANDS AND FLANKED BY HORSES, STAGS, AND BIRDS. FROM HER BODY GROWS THE "TREE OF LIFE". MOST IMPORTANTLY, SHE BEARS THE ABSTRACT SYMBOL OF THE SUN DISK ON HER FOREHEAD. DURING SPRING FESTIVALS, GIRLS HUNG RITUAL TOWELS ON THE BRANCHES OF BIRCH TREES TO INVOKE THE FERTILITY OF NATURE.

"MOKOSH "IS RELATED TO "HECATE "AND "APHRODITE" IN CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY HER SACRED DAY IS FRIDAY; HER FEAST DAY FALLS BETWEEN OCTOBER 25TH AND NOVEMBER 1ST. AT THIS TIME, SHE IS OFFERED VEGETABLES, A FOCAL POINT OF THE FEAST DAY. HER POPULARITY CONTINUED EVEN AFTER CHRISTIANITY BECAME THE STATE RELIGION, AND ALTHOUGH NO NEW SANCTUARIES HAVE BEEN DEDICATED TO HER SINCE THAT TIME, SHE IS STILL VENERATED BY RUSSIAN WOMEN TO THE PRESENT DAY.

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