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Legend: Na Swiety
Jan Woda Kwitnie
In Poland the eve of
St. John is fraught with miracles and magic.
Animals talk to each
other with human voices. The earth shows the enchanted riches in its depths, glowing with
fire. In wild ravines the barren fern blooms. Certain plants take on magical properties.
Flowers and grasses made unto wreaths will forecast a maiden's fate.
Wreaths to which are fixed
lighted candles are cast in the waters so that their courses may be
followed. From the course and fate
of the wreaths auguries of marriage are made. The special promise of St.
John is youth, love and
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