Morana (goddess)is a pagan Slavic goddess associated with seasonal rites based on the idea of death and rebirth of nature.
This piece, created in October 2022, is an expression of the changing seasons, the leaves dropping from the trees, the onset of Halloween.
This original painting created with inks, acrylic paints and gold leafing paint on paper.
Size of the image is 18cm x 26.5cm, on paper measuring 21x29cm, the paper is hot press Hahnemuhle watercolour paper.
Morana (goddess)is a pagan Slavic goddess associated with seasonal rites based on the idea of death and rebirth of nature. She is an ancient goddess associated with winter's death, rebirth and dreams. In ancient Slavic rites, the death of the Goddess Marzanna at the end of winter becomes the rebirth of Spring of the Goddess Kostroma (Russian), Lada or Vesna representing the coming of Spring.
While she has been likened to the Greek Goddess Hecate with regards to sorcery, as well as the Roman Ceres, goddess of agriculture, there are some distinct differences that set her apart from these similar traditions. She is most commonly seen as a bringer of death as seen in Slavic mythology when Morana seduced Dazbog, the sun god. Once Dazbog moved on to another lover, Morana poisoned him. As retaliation, Dazbog burned Morana and banished her to Nav (the underworld in Slavic mythology).
As always this original painting comes with a hand written, wax sealed parchment for authenticity.
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One of a Kind, This artwork is sold unframed.
My work is ephemeral feminine expressionism, I am a painter, I work with all paints and mark making mediums, inks to oils. Currently exploring themes of Folklore and mythology, and inner beings.