illustration by V. SLAUK
HELLO, IT’s me
Belarusian people call me Pig or Dzik and I am a sacred totem animal in Belarusian mythology. Balts made amulets with my picture on them. There are folk legends about me digging into the soil and discovering a spring that gave birth to the river Berezina.
During the holidays of Bogach (the rich Man), Dedy (Remembrance Day) and rich kutya pig’s head was set in the middle of the table as a symbol of fertility and rich harvest.
I possess enormous strength, quick response, and a very dangerous weapon that is a snout with tusks. That is why even wolves are afraid to attack me.
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full-height sculpture by a. Shipitsa