03 February 2016

List of articles

As some of you might have noticed, I moved to Wordpress which is much more comfortable to me personally. I'm slowly moving there my old articles, and all the new ones will keep appearing only on there. Feel free to take a look:

Here's a list of articles available to read over there:


  1. Old superstitions
  2. Ritual bread called 'kukiełka', given to a newborn's family
  3. Drawing protective symbols with sand
  4. Candlemas Day and gromnice - 'thunder candles' (February 2nd)
  5. Holy Mother of Gromnice (Thunder Candles), or the Divine Mother with Wolves
  6. Drowning and burning of Marzanna (around March 21st - first day of spring)
  7. Palm Sunday and the symbolic 'Easter palms' (last Sunday of Lents before Easter - usually late March or early April)
  8. Pisanki - the decorated Easter eggs in Poland (March/April - connected to Easter that is a movable feast)
  9. Śmigus-Dyngus, also called Lany Poniedziałek - Wet Monday (Easter Monday)
  10. First spring blessing of cattle (around May)
  11. Zielone Świątki, so-called Green Week (moveable spring feast in May, on Pentecost)
  12. Corpus Christi, and Polish folk rites and beliefs
  13. + an extra gallery of processions in Polish folk costumes for the Corpus Christi
  14. Midsummer celebrations in Poland (around 21st June)
  15. Wianki (wreaths) and Polish folk beliefs connected to summer solstice
  16. + an extra gallery of Midsummer celebrations in Polish art
  17. Symbolism of bread and rituals of the harvest season (July/August)
  18. Dziady / Zaduszki / Pominki - the Forefather's Eve  November 1st - 2nd)
  19. Andrzejki - feast of love divinations (November 29th/30th)
  20. Mikołajki - St Nicholas Day (December 6th)
  21. Wigilia - Christmas Eve (December 24th)
  22. 12 Dishes served during the Wigilia (December 24th)


  1. Lech, Czech and Rus, the white eagle and founding of Gniezno (first Polish capital city)
  2. Warsaw Mermaid
  3. Wawel Dragon, legend from Kraków
  4. King Popiel and the Mouse Tower
  5. Mr Twardowski
  6. A city turned to stone - legends from Stone City Nature Reserve
  7. Legends from castles on the Trail of the Eagles' Nests in Polish Jurassic Highland


  1. ogniki (błędne ogniki) - demons comparable to ignis fatuus
  2. płanetnicy - supernatural beings called 'shepherds of the clouds'
  3. zmory - demons feeding on human vitality during sleep
  4. boginki - female spirits / demons connected to childbirth
  5. latawce - demons of the wind forces
  6. biesy - primeval spirits, evil forces of nature that hide in untouched parts of nature
  7. południce - midday ladies, demons of betrohed women who died before wedding
  8. strzyga - a demon similar to a vampire, often travelling in a form of a bird
  9. bieda - a shapeshifting demon bringing misfortune and poverty


  1. Growing trend: handpainted wedding dresses from the region of Podhale