I feel as though I have frequently been receiving enigmatic dreams from Mother Hekate. I made the connection recently when studying her, and realized that she was giving me messages through symbolism. Furthermore, upon beginning working with her and praying to her for assistance/guidance, my petitions were being answered (these petitions were essentially magickal workings). She has since given me many tools, such as a sigil, through dreams and intuitions.
A few nights ago, upon more enigmatic dreams concerning symbols related to her, I woke up saying the word “Mara”.
Researching my dreams as I often tend to do, here is what I found about her
Marzanna (known as ** Mara** in Ukrainian), is a Slavic goddess of death, winter, harvest, the underworld and witchcraft. Some medieval Christian sources compared her to the Greek goddess Hecate.
She is the daughter of Lada and Svarog/Swaróg. She is also considered to be the sister of Lelia.
She was mentioned in Norse mythology as Mare - she appeared as a night demon. The creature that was sitting on persons chest during sleep and caused nightmarish visions and suffocating. It is obvious, that Marzanna has Indo-European roots same as the root of her name “Mora” which in English is Mare, and today we link that root with a well known word: Nightmare.
In Belarusian, Polish, Ukrainian and in some Russian dialects the word '[mara] means dream. But Vladimir Dahl says it means ‘phantom’, ‘vision’, ‘hallucination’
I believe strongly that this is another aspect/incarnation of Mother Hekate speaking to me. Eventually I would like to share the sigil she gave to me.