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The Twelve Months:
« on: September 20, 2014, 05:09:07 pm »
So, I've read the story, "The Twelve Months," and if you're not familiar with it: It's about a girl who was sent out by her wicked Step Mother (who didn't see that coming? XD) and step sister, to find some items (berries, flowers, etc) that don't grow during January. Well, she finds a group of men of varying ages, who represent the Twelve Months, and from there, the story goes along that pattern three times, before ending with the Mother and Sister dying in a blizzard due to their arrogance and lack of manners. Here's a version of the story I read:

So, here's the thing. At the end, it says that she "invites" the Months into her house, and for that, she basically receives blessings and gifts from them (Having the best of everything during each Month, and so on). Now, while looking through the Celtic related content of this Forum and other Sites, I've been told that some old stories hold some level of Pagan element to them. Like, you can learn of some of their practices and cultures by using the stories. My question is: Could the same apply to this, despite it being Slavic/Russian?

After reading that part, I had a sudden feeling of, "I want to do this." Invite the Months into my house, honor them, and receive their blessings. I'm not sure if this is UPG or just my imagination, but something about this just calls out to me.

(I hope I explained this well...)

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Re: The Twelve Months:
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2014, 07:48:19 pm »
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After reading that part, I had a sudden feeling of, "I want to do this." Invite the Months into my house, honor them, and receive their blessings. I'm not sure if this is UPG or just my imagination, but something about this just calls out to me.

I've never seen anything along those lines but I don't see any reason you can't try it and see what happens. Write down whatever ritual you attempt and then see what, if any, response you get. I'd love to hear if it works out for you!
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