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Posted on 03/26/2013


Photo taken on March 26, 2013


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jar
2013
Morena
Myjavské kopanice
Slovakia स्लोवाकिया Slovensko
Myjava (Miawa / Miava)
pagan


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Jarný sprievod / Marzanna tradition

Jarný sprievod / Marzanna tradition
Vynášanie Moreny je starý pohanský zvyk, ktorý symbolicky pretrváva dodnes. Morena bola staroslovanská bohyňa zimy a smrti - zosobnenie niečoho nepríjemného, čoho sa chceli ľudia na jar zbaviť. Rituálnou rozlúčkou s Morenou privolávali teplú a životodarnú jar. Táto tradícia sa zachovala v jemne obmenených podobách v rôznych kútoch Slovenska, ale i v okolitých krajinách.

Carrying out an efigy of Morena is an old pagan custom that continues till today, in symbolic form. Morena is a Slavic goddess of winter and death - the personification of something unpleasant, which people wanted to get rid in the beginning of Spring. By a ritual farewell to Morena our ancestors had asked for warm and life-giving spring. This tradition has been preserved in slightly varied forms in different parts of Slovakia, as well as in neighbouring countries.

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