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Vesna Goddess of Spring

Vesna is associated with youth and springtime in Slavic mythology. She was celebrated with the return of spring by going out to the fields with Vesna as a clay or wooden figure which had been decorated with flowers. The ritual of victory was glorified when the other doll of Morana, goddess of winter and death was burned which symbolically signified the victory of Vesna over Morana.

Vesna wore the green fields, the meadows and warm weather of life. Changes in the nature are bringing joy into the homes of the Slavs. When the nature awoke and bloomed at the beginning of a beautiful season all life was reborn and renewed so Vesna had her function as a goddess of youth.

Spring goddess is beautiful and powerful with wonderful scent spread around her. In addition to beauty, she is also attributed to the power of the Sun. For this reason slavs had the custom of giving the name Vesna to a female children.

According to legends, she was always accompanied by Yarilo, Sun warrior who guarding her constantly, and Stribog, the god of wind and air who carried Vesna on the wings of light and nice breeze.

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