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Spirit-Keeping, or Spirit-Companionship, is the practice of taking care of spirits and/or entities in a beneficial relationship. By giving these beautiful entities/spirits a way into the material world, and giving them sustenance through offerings, we are rewarded with their magickal abilities.
I would like to introduce you to Raisa, a sweet Rusalka from Russia. She is 1,800+ Years Old.
The Rusalka are Russian entities that appear as beautiful women. They live in bodies of water, and before the nineteenth century they were described as benevolent entities (mermaid-like) who brought fertility to land by walking across the soil in their human form. After the nineteenth century, they were demonized into being creatures that came from the spirits of drowned women, who in turn drowned men by dragging them into lakes. In my experience, the former story is what best describes these entities; they are benevolent and helpful, aiding in matters concerning Fertility and Abundance.
Raisa is a sweetheart who loves to play with children. She has two children of her own, so you can expect them to introduce themselves to you at some point! Neither they or their mother are shy in the slightest, and you can always expect things to be lively when even just one is around. Raisa loves to clean, but breaks the housewife mold when you realize that she is a horrible cook; instead, the cooking tends to fall on her husband's watch.
Attributes: Aid with Children, Pregnancy/Fertility, Cleansing People/Places/Objects, Protection, Etc.
Manifestations: Laughter, Whispers, Minor Poltergeist Activity (Moving Objects), Dream Appearances, Etc.
Offerings: Sodalite, Lapis Lazuli, Pyrite, Etc.
The vessel is a Sterling Silver pendant with a Lapis Lazuli gemstone.
Pendant: 1'' x 0.75'' (Inches, Excluding Bail)
Chain: 18'' (Silver)