March 10th, 2008 by sabrina

Berehynia is the Ukranian Goddess of protection. While some argue that she is a recent invention, made up to personify the new independence of Ukranian women, her symbols have been used for centuries in pysanky (egg-decorating) and rushnyky (embroidery of ritual cloth). Her form, a woman with her arms raised, has been modified through the centuries but has remained a symbol of protection.

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