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Marzanna
is a Slavic goddess associated with death, winter and nightmares. Some sources equate her with the Latvian goddess Mara, who takes a person's body after their death.
It concerns the "drowning of Marzanna," a large figure of a woman made from various rags and bits of clothing which is thrown into a river on the first day of the spring calendar. Along the way, she is dipped into every puddle and pond ... Very often she is burned along with herbs before being drowned and a twin custom is to decorate a pine tree with flowers and colored baubles to be carried through the village by the girls. There are of course many superstitions associated with the ceremony: you can't touch Marzanna once she's in the water, you can't look back at her, and if you fall on your way home you're in big trouble. One, or a combination of any of these can bring the usual dose of sickness and plague.
—Tom Galvin, "Drowning Your Sorrows in Spring", Warsaw Voice 13.544, March 28, 1999

Dodola (Perperuna )According to some interpretations, she is the Slavic goddess of rain. Slavs believed that when Dodola milks her heavenly cows, the clouds, it rains on earth. Each spring Dodola is said to fly over woods and fields, and spread vernal greenery, decorating the trees with blossoms.
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Sergej12345 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Beautiful,especially dress of water,but what is connection between Marzanna (or Morana) and Dodola(Perperuna)?
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hello-heydi Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
both are connected with water and death, Morana as goddess of death and perperuna as mourning goddess
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Elise-Lucy Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Z Marzanną to jest w sumie strasznie w źródłach nakopane, bo sama już nie wiem, czy jest córką Peruna czy Welesa xD
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hello-heydi Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
podejrzewam ze ona moze byc mamuska wszystkich wywodzaca sie z mokoszy a mokosza z jeszcze wczesniejszych indoeuropejskich mamuś-bogiń ;)
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Elise-Lucy Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
To jeszcze inna wersja xDDD *mózg roz***any* xD
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:iconhello-heydi:
hello-heydi Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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Amberrant Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting.
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:iconhello-heydi:
hello-heydi Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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:iconmediumaevum:
Mediumaevum Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
tytuł z Florence and the Machine?
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:iconhello-heydi:
hello-heydi Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
zgadza sie
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trillianheart Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
so pretty.
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:iconhello-heydi:
hello-heydi Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ;)
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Suicide-Blonde-Stock Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful. :clap:
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:iconhello-heydi:
hello-heydi Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you
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RomanJones Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning. Just unbelievably stunning.
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:iconhello-heydi:
hello-heydi Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
d'aaw
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udeathsoul Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
A co myślisz o zrobieniu z Heydricha Banshee?
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:iconhello-heydi:
hello-heydi Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD ahha niedlugo bedzie
akurat wczoraj o tym rozmwialam z kolezanką•
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SummaVeritas Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like his peacefull expression.
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hello-heydi Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks, s/he is a bit sad honestly, but not as s/he used to
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SummaVeritas Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is good to know.

I really like the way you allow myths ans legends to inspire your art, sometimes I wish I could be that spiritual myself.
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hello-heydi Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well it's not hard, myths are very inspirational, their echoes or rather echoes of archetypes potrayed in myths are still visible in modern culture, they keep recalling all the time, even if avantgarde tried to fight it

but honestly the most inspirational books for me were White goddess by Robert Graves and Great Mother by Erich Neumann
both are excelent thanks to them i discovered whole new level of Heydrich, or maybe I rediscovered his/her whole being. as a kind of Terrible Goddess ( goddess who eats, kills) but still with part of Mother Goddess who wants to stop her fury and become mother again.
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SummaVeritas Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What you wrote reminds me of some interesting things I learnt at University!

Actually, most people around me say that my rational side is so strong that it "suffocates" the emotional side. This is why I can draw/write only if I feel a very deep inspiration.
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hello-heydi Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I started being obsessed with goddesses in my secondary school but now Id eveloped it on new level ;)
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SummaVeritas Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think evolution is very important, somehow, it proofs that what is evolving is alive, in this case, your passion.
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hello-heydi Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^
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BLEACH-IT-WHITE Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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hello-heydi Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks
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ScaryGnome Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow....
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hello-heydi Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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ScaryGnome Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;)
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WolfandMoon Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
I really like the water dress. Nice colors. :D
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hello-heydi Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks
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zombie-cat-Shizui Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Chmury i woda :heart:
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:iconhello-heydi:
hello-heydi Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^
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SzarySmok Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Jak zwykle świetnie dobrałaś kolory :)
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:iconhello-heydi:
hello-heydi Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dziękuję
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PavelZakarovRomanov Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i keep thinking about the Florence + and the Machine song.......

And oh poor Atlas
The world's a beast of a burden
You've been holding on a long time
And all this longing
And the shields are left to rust
That's what the water gave us..."
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hello-heydi Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like more part about cruel mistress ;)
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PavelZakarovRomanov Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes darn i forgot!

man you should draw something on that~!

'Cause they took your loved ones
But returned them in exchange for you
But would you have it any other way?
Would you have it any other way?
You could have had it any other way
'Cause she's a crueller mistress
And the bargain must be made
But oh, my love, don't forget me
But I let the water take me..."
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hello-heydi Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
exactly this one ;D

I already did it
in really symbolical way
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:iconpavelzakarovromanov:
PavelZakarovRomanov Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh sorry! :)
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:iconhello-heydi:
hello-heydi Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^
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PavelZakarovRomanov Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:) where is it?
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:iconhello-heydi:
hello-heydi Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well in this picture ;)
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saphirewings Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ekstra! Lubię jej twarz, strój i kompozycję rysunku :) Fajnie, że ktoś popularyzuje polski folklor i słowiańskie wierzenia ludowe :D
Widzę, że jesteś ze Zgierza! To niedaleko mnie ^^
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hello-heydi Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
bardzo dziękuję
staram się jak mogę, na szczescie duzo bogiń słowiańskich pasuje do mojej bogini, więc często się w nie wciela ;)

a tak w ogole to ona nie do konca jest nią. Za zycia była zdecydowanie NIM
a tak się składa, że dzisiaj mija rocznica od próby zamachu na nią/niego
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