Ode to Marzanna

Marzanna, Marzanna
Goddess of Winter’s death
and Spring’s rebirth,
You rule the cycles of
change and growth.
Aid me in the transitions
of my own life
And let me blossom
in the warmth of the
new season.

Marazanna’s themes are spring, weather, protection, winter, death, rebirth, cycles, change and growth.  Her symbols are dolls (poppets) and water (including ice and snow).  The Polish Goddess for whom this holiday is named represents an odd combination of winter, death and the fruit field’s growth and fertility. As such, She oversees the transitions we wish to make in our lives.

(Patricia Telesco, “365 Goddess: a daily guide to the magic and inspiration of the goddess”.)