Ancient Slavic Spells

So I will dedicate the official first post to my friend whom I spoke of in the introduction post, and post a translation to six Spells/Chants I found on a site that seem to specialize in it (I will link the site bellow just to be fair and give due credit). The site claims those are ancient Slavic chants and spells. Now, while I have no way of testing that, the Chants and prayers do address Slavic pagan deities.

Now before the spells there is a list of rules which I also translated:

Rules for performing Slavic rituals

  • A few days before the ritual a strict diet needs to be observed: No meat, alcohol or tobacco.
  • The chants should be said quietly in a whisper, that is so no one would hear, since someone hearing could have a negative effect on the ritual’s effectiveness.
  • The ancient rituals should be performed only by an absolutely healthy person: if a person with a cold would perform the ritual, his condition might worsen. Also the ritual would have no effect.
  • There is a special attention given to the health of the caster’s teeth, specifically if the caster missing two of their frontal teeth they cannot perform strong spells.
  • If the ritual is done by the caster for someone else, it is forbidden to take payment. In form of gratitude it was a custom to bring the caster food which was given purely as gratitude, and after the success of the spell.
  • Positive chants need to be read on the following days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Those days are considered easy.
  • Negative chants need to be read on the following days: Monday and Friday. Those are considered hard days.
  • And as in many other forms of magic, here also, complete belief is mandatory for the success of the ritual.

 

A Chant for Health

This chant must be chanted in a whisper

Far away, on an island beyond the sea there lies a white rock.
By the flaming rock stands a man, father to three sons, a king to all.
He takes out his sharp knife, and cuts all of their sicknesses and illnesses, a piece by piece.
So let him also cut (the person’s name)’s sicknesses and illnesses, put them under the rock and put under lock and key.
Let him throw the key into the sea, forever and ever closing off all the illnesses.
My words are strong, them can surpass only he who can with his teeth devour the rock.
So be it!

Slavic health chants must be read for seven days in a row, and not a single day can be skipped!

 

A Prayer for Ending Bad Luck and Bringing Good Luck

This is most effective to chant at sunrise

Oh you, oh you, mother Lada, cleanest mother!
Do not leave, do not abandon us without happiness and love!
Send us your grace, for we honor and praise you!
So it is to be, so it will be, so it is, as long as Yarilo‘s sun shines upon us.

The chant needs to be repeated seven times in a row. If there is no effect, the ritual can be repeated after fourteen days have passed.

 

A Chant for a Healthy Baby

This chant is read over the pregnant woman right before birth.

Mother Rojenice, sister, dear sister, hear our words, our prayers.
Accept our pale gifts and gift a healthy descendant to (the name of the woman giving birth).
So that never would our family line be cut.
We sing you praises, and invite you to our house.
From circle to circle, now and forever!
Let it be so!

The prayer is to be repeated three times. This prayer would help the woman to have an easy birth and to bare a healthy baby.

 

A Prayer Against Insomnia

Insomnia was considered to be a serious disease and thus was required to be healed by magic. The chant needs to be read over the person suffering from insomnia at midnight, whilst placing a hand on his head.

Knock knock, sleep will come, while the illnesses will be gone.
Sleep tight – See dreams.
Thoughts away, don’t come near!
Sweetly sleep – be healthy!
Sleep (name of person)

The chant is to be repeated three times after which the person can fall asleep

 

For House Protection

Chants to the Domovoi were considered the most effective ones. It was believed that if he is pleased then the house is in safe hands. The chant is to be read in the evening.

Grandpa, Domovoi, don’t sleep, look after the house,
So that evil people would pass it by, and thieves would run far away!
Safe guard, and protect everything!

Read the chant three times, after which leave an offering to the Domovoi to please him.

 

Love Ritual

This one was used by maidens who wished to find their other half. Needs to be chanted at dawn whilst holding on to a birch tree

Oh birch, beautiful birch!
Help me!
Send me love and happiness!
Like the pair of birds who build a nest,
So do I want to meet my darling dear!

Repeat the chant seven times, after which thank the birch tree and go home. Within a few months the spell should come true.

 

* Link to the original site in Russian

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A little bit about me – and other Stuff…

Hi, 

So…

To be honest I always sucked at introductions… Or running a blog for that matter, but I figured that it has been such a long time ago since I had one, that maybe I got better at it and didn’t notice 😉

So my name is Marina, and this is a blog I opened where I will be putting up English translations to all kinds of Slavic chants and other things which I am not sure of yet. The copyrights for the idea goes to my friend, with whom I had a chat the other night about (among other things) that there is not enough information on Slavic magic and mythology in English. There are tons in Russian, and probably other Slavic languages, but no one seem to be translating. So he was all like “Why don’t you do it?” and I was all like “Why the hell not!” – one thing led to another and I have a new blog, and I wasn’t even drunk! 

Now, I don’t want to give any false expectations, so let’s get this out of the way right away – I am not an expert on Slavic magic or Slavic mythology. On the contrary, I know maybe a few Slavic deities, and I never worked with any of them. I am actually a Morrighan Priestess and a very Celtic focused pagan. So why do I do it? Well, because this is where me and generations of my ancestors came from, so one could see this as a form of ancestral working, connecting to my roots. I am not just translating, but also learning in the process. I do feel the calling of the Slavic paganism, which is somewhat more shy and gentle than the Celtic one, yet runs deeper.

So basically, if you are looking for a teacher in the field, I am not it. We are all going to be students here, and learn together, and slowly delve into the rich world of Slavic paganism and magic. 

 

(so yeah, now I just need to make sure I keep up with this blog)

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