Lada Goddess Of Spring  

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"LADA" IS AN EASTERN EUROPEAN GODDESS OF SPRING, THE SLAVIC GODDESS OF LOVE AND BEAUTY. SHE IS HONORED AS A DEITY OF SPRING THROUGHOUT RUSSIA, LITHUANIA, AND POLAND. SHE IS DEPICTED AS A YOUNG MAIDEN WEARING WHITE, WITH LONG GOLDEN HAIR, AND A FLOWER WREATHE CROWN. HER NAME MEANS PEACE, UNION, AND HARMONY."

SHE IS PORTRAYED AS A GODDESS WHO IS BORN AND DIES ON YEARLY BASIS; SHE HAS HER ANNUAL CYCLES. SHE IS SAID TO RESIDE IN THE UNDERWORLD UNTIL SHE RISES IN THE SPRING TO BRING FERTILITY AND GROWTH TO THE LAND, LAND AT THE END OF THE SUMMER, SHE RETURNS TO THE UNDERWORLD. SHE IS CALLED THE "MISTRESS OF THE FLOWERS". HER PLANTS ARE THE DANDELION AND THE PEONY. HER SACRED TREE IS THE LINDEN, SUPPOSEDLY BECAUSE ITS LEAVES ARE SHAPED LIKE HEARTS. HER ANIMALS ARE THE DEER, THE ANT, AND THE EAGLE.

LADA CREATES HARMONY WITHIN THE HOUSEHOLD AND IN MARRIAGES; SHE BLESSES UNIONS OF LOVE WITH PEACE AND GOODWILL. IN RUSSIA, WHEN A COUPLE IS HAPPILY MARRIED IT IS SAID THAT THEY "LIVE IN LADA. RITUALS PERFORMED IN HER HONOR ARE MOST OFTEN LINKED WITH CONTRACTING MARRIAGES AND AND CHOOSING A SPOUSE.

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