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MOKOSH

The Goddess of Fertility from Slavic Mythology


Rather wet Goddess of Fate and Femininity

MOKOSH is a popular deity of womanhood. To a modern eye she also sounds like a spirit of sexism as she has a rather old-fashioned approach to female interests. She is largely concerned with knitting, wool-spinning, crochet, weaving, laundry and washing. But she is not just a Goddess of Housework — there is more to her than that.

She appears to have started off as an ancient Earth Mother Goddess (see MATI-SYRA-ZEMLYA) who gradually became rather more domesticated. Her interests turned from raw fertility to housekeeping, with a little divination thrown in. As a deity of chance and predestination, her weaving abilities come in very handy for spinning the threads of life. That's what we call a twist of fate.

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