Kupalo: Slavic Water Goddess

Kupalo is a Slavic spirit of the summer solstice who is venerated on Kupalo's day (June 24). She is a water goddess and also associated with fire. Devotees worship her by taking ritual baths and casting flowers on the water. They also leap over huge bonfires. Fire and water are both associated with purification.

Her effigy is often set alight and cast onto the water by worshippers. Kupalo is also a goddess of sorcery and herbal lore. If magical herbs, the reading of minds and controlling evil spirits are your thing, Kupalo can be a powerful ally. Men often look for her help in trying to win the love of a beautiful woman.