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Polish folk tales

Twenty-three traditional folk tales depicting the humor, wit, and cleverness of the Polish people.
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Though the name “striga” has its place in Eastern European mythology, the show’s idea of the monster seems to be an amalgamation of several different types of folklore fiends. The strzyga, the shtriga and the strigoi are different regional variations of a vampiric demon spirit. The strzyga is the most prominent one in Polish folklore. According to the Polish Folk Tale Dictionary, the stzryga “is a phantom, although there are messages confirming that sometimes the wraith and the striga were distinguished as two separate demonic beings.” The show’s depiction of a striga is also close to the Polish myth of a poroneic or a Scandanavian myling. Poroneics and mylings are believed to be what happens when a baby dies before it is baptized in the Christian faith. They become demons and haunt the homes and the lives they were meant to have. A poroneic was also central to a main story quest in The Witcher III: The Wild Hunt, the most recent video game based on Sapkowski’s series.
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A Study of Household Spirits of Eastern Europe

GOLD medal winner!2019 Readers’ Favorite Non-fiction Cultural.Eastern European mythology and folklore contain a rich, colorful blend of Christian and pagan tales, customs, and rituals. Many have lost their original significance, but others are still practiced—especially in remote, rural locations.Household Spirits, the first in a series of books, will take you on a journey to discover nine fascinating house spirits you may never have heard of. Here are a few tidbits about what you can expect to find within the book’s pages:-Unusual noises at night in your attic may be a Talasum or a hungry Stopan.-Sacrificing a black hen and sprinkling its blood in the foundation of a new home keeps the building and occupants safe from evil spirits.-Builders often measure passersby with string or “capture” their shadow in the mortar of a wall to make structures strong.-Forgetting to wash your dishes at night and leaving your house messy anger a Kikimora, and she’ll get her revenge.-Don’t kill a snake because it may be the spirit guardian of your home.-Have you heard of the Bannik? Taking a steam bath will never be the same again after you learn about his habits.That’s not all. You’ll learn historical facts, discover fascinating and horrifying stories, and enjoy beautiful illustrations to gain a complete experience of these elusive house spirits.
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When we first meet Cavill’s Geralt in episode 1, he’s emerging from a blackened swamp, in the middle of a terrifying battle with a multi-limbed kikimora. Kikimoras are a mainstay of Slavic mythology, though the one shown in The Witcher may not exactly line up with the traditional depiction. Throughout Eastern Europe, according to A Study of Household Spirits of Eastern Europe by Ronesa Aveela, kikimoras are believed to be female spirits that haunt houses. They can appear either young or old, but usually as deformed humans, thin and scraggly. Though they can be useful, they are largely troublemakers and occasionally dangerous.
Music from Geralt of Rivia

The Witcher (Music from the Netflix Original Series)

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Geralt of Rivia
Netflix is restoring some order to the universe. It's releasing the first volume of The Witcher's soundtrack on download and streaming services on January 24th. And yes, "Toss a Coin to Your Witcher" will take a prominent position.
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The Witcher (Original Game Soundtrack)

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Geralt of Rivia
The soundtrack for The Witcher was composed by Adam Skorupa and Paweł Błaszczak. In some editions of the game the soundtrack CD is included with the game.
Music from Geralt of Rivia

Toss A Coin To Your Witcher

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Joey Batey, who plays the bard Jaskier in the series, called the tune “the most annoying thing I’ve ever heard. It’s so catchy.” The song reached massive social media fame when the show was released on December 20th.
Goods from Geralt of Rivia

49" Fantasy Monster Slayer Steel Blade Silver Sword Medieval Two Hand Sword Replica. for Collcetion, LARP, Cosplay, Gifts

Two Hand Fantasy Monster Slayer Silver Sword With Scabbard. Overall Length: 49" - Blade Length: 35" - Handle Length: 10". Stainless Steel Blade With Mirror Polished Finish. Also comes with Faux Leather Wrapped Wood Scabbard. Blade Sharpness: Dull Blade, Fake edge, Not Sharp. For Collection, Cosplay at Medieval or Renaissance Fairs, Gifts
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Geralt of Rivia
A Witcher carries two swords - but only wields one at a time, so the other hand is free to cast signs. Generally speaking, the silver blade is more effective against anything supernatural (werewolves, genies, vampires, ghosts, etc.) and the steel blade is more useful against mutants, humanoids and ordinary beasts.
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Medieval Gears 49" Geralt The Witcher Steel Blade Replica Sword w/Scabbard.

Black Faux Leather Scabbard And Harness Stainless Steel Full Tang Blade Leather Cord Wrap Handle. Overall Length: 49" Blade Length: 36" Handle Length: 10.5". Two-handed leather wrapped hilt Wolf symbol at the pommel. Includes scabbard and body harness Cruciform guard.. Rounding out Geralt's sword is a wolf decorated pommel just like in the game!
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Geralt of Rivia
A Witcher carries two swords - but only wields one at a time, so the other hand is free to cast signs. Generally speaking, the silver blade is more effective against anything supernatural (werewolves, genies, vampires, ghosts, etc.) and the steel blade is more useful against mutants, humanoids and ordinary beasts.
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Vesemir

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Geralt of Rivia
Vesemir was the oldest and most experienced witcher at Kaer Morhen in the 13th century and acted as a father figure to Geralt and the other witchers. Like many of the other witchers, he spent each winter in the fortress and set out on the path when spring arrived. He was one of the few members of the School of the Wolf to survive the assault on Kaer Morhen. By 1260s, he was the sole old witcher remaining; however, as he was only a fencing instructor, he didn't possess the knowledge necessary to create new mutagens in order to mutate more disciples into witchers.
Cities from Geralt of Rivia

Rivia (city)

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Geralt of Rivia
Rivia is the capital of the Rivia dominion, which is in a personal union with the Kingdom of Lyria. Both countries were ruled by Queen Meve by 1267. Rivia is the winter residence of the monarch and when he or she is in the Rivian castle white and blue flags can be seen. The city is located in the west of the country.