Mokoš (Old Russian Мокошь) is a Slavic goddess attested in the Primary Chronicle, connected with female activities such as shearing, spinning and weaving.

The day of the week devoted to Mokosh was Friday. The worship of the Goddess (Mokosh) was later replaced by the cult of the Virgin Mary and St. Paraskevia, as well as sacred Mokriny.[citation needed]

See also


  • Max Vasmer, Russisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch (1979).

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