"The Museum of Witchcraft" in Uglich

C recently Uglich private acts "Museum of superstitions and sorcery."The artist Diana Galunov interested in Slavic folklore is not the first year.A particularly attracted to her stories about evil spirits, which were a lot of people.Who legends are forgotten - not in big cities to such "trifles".Therefore, in search of legends Diana moved from his hometown of St. Petersburg in a small Uglich.There she opened her museum.

original exposure huddled in the basement of one of the darkest of wooden houses.Once there was a simple flat, but now it is inhabited by other "owners".
Next to the door hiding homes that residents of the southern regions of Russia respectfully called "susedko."It was believed that these shaggy creatures inspire the soul of felled trees for the construction of the hut.As an ordinary person, the house could live landless or have a family, and relatives - Yard, Bannik and field workers.Last I lived in crops and posted as thought Slavs, for the fate of the crop.He, too, squatted by the wall of the museum, looking at the ears of wheat and waiting, presumably, his wife - poludnica that a woman appeared in the summer in the fields.

witch with all her entourage given a whole room.Here the dense old woman with a raven on his shoulder is engaged in fortune-telling on the rocks and pieces of wood.

- But witches were in the north of ancient Russia, - says Diana.- And the way south was another witch, and best of all reflected in the form of juicy Gogol Pannochki.She, too, here - rises from the grave, pulling a white hand to visitors.

ritual of communication with "evil spirits" occupied in the lives of ancient prominence emphasizes the hostess places.Polevikov adopted zadobryat two chicken eggs left on a balk.It was believed that if they disappear in the morning, the harvest will be good.Brownie every year on 10 February, also pleased the glass of vodka and a plate of eatables.But his anger was very simple.Our ancestors believed, for example, that he commands the mice and cockroaches.So to kill "their homes" is strictly forbidden, and get rid of it should have been using a special ceremony.The museum has a place of honor hangs long linen thread.In Simeonov day it tied with a large cockroach, and then the whole family with the most serious air dragged him like a fairy tale about a turnip, away from the house.It was believed that after such a magical operation will go out of the house all his other relatives.

to protect from evil spirits, there were various talismans.The art of making some now forgotten, while others come into our lives, having lost on the road all the mystical meaning.Therefore, the museum seems to be a lot of common things endowed with, it appears, the special properties.Iron nails nailed to the frame and door frame to protect against intruders.Embers took with them "good luck."Bone chip found in the cemetery, was applied to the cheek if the toothache.Chicken egg, which is also in the exhibition, were in the bosom mothers who believed that in this case the child will be healthy.Aspen log thrown into the grave of a sorcerer, so he accidentally resurrected.Or horns domestic and wild animals ... Many apartments have now made the usual hangers.But even a thousand years ago the horns of deer, elk, cows and goats were considered very powerful talisman.When a sacrifice to God Veles brought another animal, his skull was supposed to hang on houses and village posts and gates of the city to scare away the supernatural beings and the earth is quite robbers too.

particular importance attaches to the mistress of the museum divination, which in the local collection contains more than a thousand.There are even special cards made one Rybinsk artist, depicting mermaids, demons and other evil spirits, and the figure of the fortune-teller was hiding in a dark dress robe features.On his disapproving looks from branch magic bird Sirin.The ancient Slavs believed that it arrives to the dying, so wonderful songs to ease their suffering.And when Christianity Bird Sirin gave other duties.She was supposed to be a once in a hundred years, and rather weak in spirit beckon him into paradise.If a person instead of the daily prayers and tedious posts agreed for this the easy way, his soul perished irretrievably.

All pieces of the museum Diana did with their hands in a life-size wood and wax.She sewed the costumes and stuffed stuffed birds.Who turns - making Kikimora whose head is already in a prominent place.According to ancient beliefs, if the child was born dead, evil forces took away his soul, infused in the new body, and raised seven years.So it turns frights.Living in houses, they tried to help the owners.However, everything it touches frights, always remained unfinished.Therefore, a copy of the museum is planned to set for a spinning wheel, although it is clear that no entries will come of it.

Diana herself with the evil spirit never met, but I'm sure that the "smoke without fire."One in a museum, it, however, is without fear and frequent nighttime noise due to the presence of mice that do not care at all superstitious.

People refer to the appearance Witching exposure differently.Some strictly prohibit their children to come here, though, "horror movies" today and not see enough of these monsters.Others willingly come here themselves and tell the legend of Diana, who had heard from their own grandmothers.It should be added that a visit to the unique museum of his mistress made free, but it pays off: in addition to the merely curious, very superstitious citizens become happy here amulets for different occasions ...

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