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)