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Slavic mythology. Morana by Vasylina. Morana was the Slavic goddess of winter and death.   She usually appeared as an ugly old woman, but to those who showed no fear before her she appeared as a beautiful young girl.   Morana was a long and cold winter, a winter that could bring death through famine and extreme cold, that could cause disease and massive death of the cattle. Her arrival was therefore always expected with fear and her departure was celebrated with a lot of noise and cheer.

Morana was the Slavic goddess of winter and death.She usually appeared as an ugly old woman, but to those who showed no fear before her she appeared as a beautiful young girl.

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Winter Queen by Aly Fell - not queen of the night as had been previously stated. My sincere apologies to Aly Fell for not attributing the work correctly.

Morana by Kriegerman on DeviantArt

Morana by Kriegerman

Morena is the Baltic & Slavic goddess of witchcraft, winter & death. She is also associated with seasonal rites based on the idea of death, rebirth of nature & nightmares. The end of winter is celebrated by throwing an effigy of Morena into the river on the first spring day in March. Some medieval Christian sources such as the Czech 9th century Mater Verborum compare her to the Greek goddess Hecate, therefore associating her even more with sorcery.

Morena is the Baltic/Slavic goddess of witchcraft, winter, and death. Some medieval Christian sources such as the Czech century Mater Verborum compare her to the Greek goddess Hecate, therefore associating her even more with sorcery.

Devana or Dziewanna is the Slavic equivalent of the Roman goddess Diana, whose name is said to appear very late in Slavic history. However, all her names that derive from Slavic translate to “The Maiden”.

Devana or Dziewanna is the Slavic equivalent of the Roman goddess Diana, whose name is said to appear very late in Slavic history. However, all her names that derive from Slavic translate to “The Maiden”.

Poludnica -- Harvester of Souls Art by Paola Tuazon  A distressed spirit based from Slavic Mythology.

Poludnica -- Harvester of Souls Art by Paola Tuazon A distressed spirit based from Slavic Mythology.

Höðr (often anglicized as Hod, Hoder, or Hodur) is a blind god and the brother of Baldr in Norse mythology. Tricked and guided by Loki, he shot the mistletoe arrow which was to slay the otherwise invulnerable Baldr.

Höðr (often anglicized as Hod, Hoder, or Hodur) is a blind god and the brother of Baldr in Norse mythology. Tricked and guided by Loki, he shot the mistletoe arrow which was to slay the otherwise invulnerable Baldr.

Morena is a Slavic goddess associated with death, winter and nightmares.

Morena, Slavic goddess associated with death, winter and nightmares.

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