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The Wind MotherPronounced: Sail-ah-nyaOrigin: HungarySzélanya literally means “Mother of the Winds” or “Wind Mother”. Szélanya is the wind, but she is also the goddess who controls the winds. Szélanya stores and guards the winds in a cave at the top of a tall mountain at the end of the … Continue reading


Pronounced: Sayp-uh-sohn-yeThere is no fury like a goddess scorned. Szépasszony is a pre-Christian Hungarian love goddess now demoted to a beautiful but dangerous witch spirit. Her true name has been suppressed. Szépasszony, a euphemism, literally means “beautiful woman” in Hungarian. Spirit … Continue reading