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               Drowning Marzanna
               Water, joy and grief
               tradition in Poland

In some Slavic countries people revoke the goddess of winter - Marzanna, who is a pagan figure associated with death, plague, winter, and rebirth. In the spring,
her power wanes,  and as she dies

at the end of winter, a spring goddess is born. Drowning of the effigy is a symbolic celebration of the life reviving after winter and leaving calamities behind.

             Joanna Lalowska


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