Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Statue of Berehynia

Berehynia or Bereginia (Russian and UkrainianБереги́ня) is a female spirit (Vila) in Slavic mythology, which recently came to be regarded as a "Slavic goddess" with a function of "hearth mother, protectoress of the home" in late 20th century Ukrainian romantic nationalism centered on matriarchal myth.



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