Baking and prepping for Christmas lunch tomorrow, I was reminded of Colleda. This sweet maiden goddess was a Serbian solstice goddess. Her merry personality can be seen in the bright light of the burning Yule log, as she represented the promise of a return of the spring sun and new growth. Children went door to door asking for sweet cakes from her worshipers since the delicious treats were pleasing to the goddess.
Photographer/MUA: Jeannie Nadja
Model: Molly Graphite
Headpiece: JNS Designed
Image processed with texturing from The CoffeeShop Blog and snowflake brushes from Hawksmont
Skadi was a Scandinavian mountain goddess. She is associated with skiing and the wintry lands over which she reigned.
This is a speed editing video that I made of one of the images from this shoot. We actually shot these on a 90 degree sunny day, so the illusion of cold and snow, I created later in Photoshop.