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Mokoš      Goddess Mokos was worshipped by the Eastern Slavs, but some forms of her name also appear among the Western Slavs (Mukes, Mukus, Mococize). Mokos was the goddess of spinning, but she was also a protector of women, taking care about their health and their children. She helped the women in labour and protected their babies, at the same time helping the women keep a good marriage. Besides spinning, Mokos was connected with other duties reserved for women ... more

Mokoš Goddess Mokos was worshipped by the Eastern Slavs, but some forms of her name also appear among the Western Slavs (Mukes, Mukus, Mococize). Mokos was the goddess of spinning, but she was also a protector of women, taking care about their health and their children. She helped the women in labour and protected their babies, at the same time helping the women keep a good marriage. Besides spinning, Mokos was connected with other duties reserved for women ... more

Illustration by John Bauer for ‘Spelmannen som fick Madonnans guldsko' from “Bland Tomtar och Troll” (1915)

Illustration by John Bauer for ‘Spelmannen som fick Madonnans guldsko' from “Bland Tomtar och Troll” (1915)

Frau Holle und der Meißner in Hessen

Frau Holle und der Meißner in Hessen

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