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What the water gave me by hello-heydi What the water gave me by hello-heydi
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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 5 hours ago
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 1 hour ago  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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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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hello-heydi Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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Mediumaevum Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
tytuł z Florence and the Machine?
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hello-heydi Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
zgadza sie
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