The vesna or vesnas were mythological female characters associated with youth and springtime in early Slavic mythology, particularly within Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia. Along with her male companion Vesnik, she was associated with rituals conducted in rural areas during springtime.

The vesna or vesnas were mythological female characters associated with youth and springtime in early Slavic mythology, particularly within Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia. Along with her male companion Vesnik, she was associated with rituals conducted in rural areas during springtime.

Russian lacquer miniature from the village of Fedoskino. Snegurochka (a kind of Snow Maiden) with her friends – a deer and a hare.

Russian lacquer miniature from the village of Fedoskino. Snegurochka (a kind of Snow Maiden) with her friends – a deer and a hare.

Russian Lacquer Box Palekh "Firebird" Hand Painted | eBay

Russian Lacquer box Palekh "Firebird" Hand Painted

Russian Lacquer Box Palekh "Firebird" Hand Painted | eBay

The Winds of Hastings by Morgan Lewellyn , cover art by Luis Royo - Edyth, wife of King Harold of England, disappeared forever on the day of the  Battle of Hastings in 1066, taking with her the heirs to the thrones of England and Wales.  http://www.amazon.com/Hastings-Celtic-Morgan-Llywelyn-ebook/dp/B004OA64NE/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8==

The Winds of Hastings by Morgan Lewellyn , cover art by Luis Royo - Edyth, wife of King Harold of England, disappeared forever on the day of the Battle of Hastings in 1066, taking with her the heirs to the thrones of England and Wales. http://www.amazon.com/Hastings-Celtic-Morgan-Llywelyn-ebook/dp/B004OA64NE/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8==

۞ ۩  Russian Lacquer Box Kholui "Goldilocks" Hand Painted | eBay

۞ ۩ Russian Lacquer Box Kholui "Goldilocks" Hand Painted | eBay

Via North Country Girl: The Magic Nesting Doll | Illustrated by Laurel Long.

Via North Country Girl: The Magic Nesting Doll | Illustrated by Laurel Long.

Russian Lacquer Box Style Fedoskino "Lyubava" Hand Painted | eBay

Russian Lacquer box style Fedoskino "Lyubava" Hand Painted

Russian Lacquer Box Style Fedoskino "Lyubava" Hand Painted | eBay

Nadezhda Sokolova.  Bird of Happiness 3

Nadezhda Sokolova. Bird of Happiness 3

"At the Window" by Mochalova, Fedoskino

"At the Window" by Mochalova, Fedoskino

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