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Month: February 2022

Saint Hyacinth of Poland and a pagan island in Kyiv

Saint Hyacinth of Poland and a pagan island in Kyiv

During several centuries of its existence, Kyiv has become home to many legends and macabre relations sometimes confirmed in reality. One of them tells about the Polish Dominican and pagans living in Kyiv. In 988, Kievan Rus was baptized. However, pagan customs, despite the conversion of the Kievans, were difficult to eradicate. Many old customs and beliefs survived the following centuries, hiding in the form of folk traditions. In 1230, Jacek Odrowąż (known in English as Saint Hyacinth of Poland)…

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