Monday, 27 January 2014
1/52 mythical creatures
Here we go then! :) This is the first one, of a bunch of rusałkas - they are slavic creatures that live in the forests, near lakes and streams. They are beautiful, have green hair and will dance you to death. In Poland there is a holiday called "Zielone Świątki" (Green Holidays). It is one of those holidays that have been celebrated by pagan ancestors before catholicism appeared - and originally celebrated these creatures. People would put up feasts for them and dance around bonfires (and apparentely some people sitll do). Currently officially it's Pentecost, a holiday which I personally never really understood. In Poland most people will call it Zielone Świątki.
Watch this space! I will try to update on Mondays :)