Demony moru w ujęciu Kazimierza Władysława Wójcickiego
Demons of Plague According to Kazimierz Władysław Wójcicki
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The aim of this article is to analyze the manner in which female demons are described by oneof the first Polish folklorists – Kazimierz Władysław Wójcicki – who created their image based onfolk stories and selected literary works. The subject of the presented study are texts published asKlechdy, starożytne podania i powieści ludu polskiego i Rusi [Klechdy. Ancient Tales and Novels bythe Polish and Rus’ People] (1837). This article refers to romantic fascination with Slavs, womenand death. It also concentrates on the human attributes of demons, for example clothes, names, favouriteplaces and activities, and facial expressions. They all symbolize the human psyche – fears,needs and emotions.
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