(Weaver or Spinner) Goddess of home and hearth, perhaps sovereign over the Domovoi, a patroness of fertility and midwivery, and one of the eight primary Slavonic deities. She was the wife of Perun, and was represented as a woman with a large head, long arms and unkempt hair. Her sacred day is Friday. In Christian times she became conflated with the Virgin Mary, and St. Paraskeva.
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