St Ann Cottage 2 [map]
In this workshop, we will discuss water, one of the elements that man cannot live without. According to the folk culture, water is deemed to have magical power. It has many names in folklore: living and dead water; there is also untouched and undrunk water, silent water, water placed under the stars, etc. Herbs and different objects can be put in water to strengthen their magical and purifying power. It washes away all evil and liberates the body and soul from the influence of the impure. These properties are necessary for the completion of many rites, which we will discuss and examine in this workshop.