November 20th, 2007 by sabrina

Dolya (pronounced DOLE-yah)¬†is the Slavic Goddess of luck. She is said to live behind the stove in the family home. When she is happy, she appears as a beautiful young maiden and bestows good luck on all the inhabitants of the house. When she is unhappy, she appears as Nedolya, a withered old woman, and brings bad luck to all who live in the house. Dolya and Nedolya are also associated with the great mother Goddess Makosh—they assist her in spinning the threads of life.

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