Ognjena Marija: “Fiery Mary,” Serbian Folk Religion, and the Powers Prevailing Over the Destructive Heat of Summer

Marvelous article about Slavic folk religion and the survival of pre-Christian elements behind the guise of the saints. really awesome piece.

amor et mortem

Few times of the year are busier for me in terms of religious activity than the period leading from the end of July to the beginning of August.

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Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at wyrdcuriosities.etsy.com.

Posted on July 31, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Love seeing people talking about this. I actually have a whole chapter in my upcoming book on Hellenic festivals about using the folk festivals of modern Greece, and re-paganizing the saint stuff.

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  2. That’s awesome, Dver! I’d love to read your book! 🙂

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  3. Thank you for sharing this post. I was raised Church of England, and we never really had Christian folklore like that. It’s amazing to read 🙂

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