Mokosh – the great Spinner

Here is an excerpt from the upcoming new book: “This time of the year Slavs honor Mokosh (Makosh) – the great Spinner. When the flax is all gathered, soaked, rumpled, combed out, and ready for spinning… And there the young girls will sit down at the spinning wheels to be supervised by their grandmother-babushkas… The time has come for spinning songs and divination on a thread: what year is coming – are there many knots-difficulties on the thread? Young people will be training their hand, trying to straighten the thread, to spin their good fate…”