Myth of the Week

The Devil Boruta (Polish)

For those of you wondering who the guy on the left-hand side of the header is, on top of the barrel of beer: well, he's Boruta. He's a demon from Polish mythology. He is actually a translation of Boruta from the Slavic mythology from before Christianization. In Polish mythology he is basically the god of drink, gamble and other evil ways, often depicted as a dwarf in, on or around a barrel of beer.

Boruta is normally associated with the town of Łęczyca, where he hides in the cellars of Łęczyca castle. During his earthly life, it is said, he was a nobleman, usually bribing and corrupting other noblemen.

And, as you can see by the tiny image above, he is depicted on the 10 zloty stamp!

Source: wikipedia.org

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