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The spiritual culture of the Highlanders, Lachs and Pogorzans - in the footsteps of Kolberg. Stage 1 Sądecka Land

Nowadays, travelling is the most popular way of spending free time, and travelling along unfrequented trails gives even more unforgettable experiences and sensations. That is why we invite you on a trip in the footsteps of Oskar Kolberg. What interesting things did he write about the spiritual culture of the people of the Mountains and the Highlands? Maybe it is worth revisiting these places... Let's hope our journey will be instructive. read more

UNUSUAL PLACES

We start our spiritual journey with Kolberg from the Sądecki Land. The traveller gathered information about the following places Nowy Sącz, Dąbrowa, Bukowiec, Bruśnik, Grybów, Krynica, Muszyna, Piwniczna, Rytro, Łącko, and Stary Sącz. You can go treasure hunting in the vicinity of Łąck. The residents of Łąck believed "if you go to the mountains during High Mass on Palm Sunday you will find treasures, as it is the time all devils go to church."(1) It it worth trying to get lucky. From Łąck we head towards Piwniczna. A local legend tells a story about a water demon from Koczy Castle. (2) In autumn and spring heavy wagons get on the road from there and through speeding up they end up in the waters of the River Poprad. A long-haired boy runs after them, jumps into the water, emerges, and dives again. It is a water demon. According to folk beliefs, water demons come from unbaptised children or from drowned pregnant women. They pull people under the deep water (3)

Footnotes

1)      Oskar Kolberg, Dzieła Wszystkie tom 45, Góry i Podgórze część II (“Complete Works Volume 45, Mountains and Highland, Part II”) p. 506

2)      Oskar Kolberg, Dzieła Wszystkie tom 45, Góry i Podgórze część II (Complete Works Volume 45, Mountains and Highland, Part II) p. 512

3)      Oskar Kolberg, Dzieła Wszystkie tom 45, Góry i Podgórze część II (Complete Works Volume 45, Mountains and Highland, Part II) pp. 512-513


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