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From immemorial times there are people in the Carpathians, who possess supernatural powers. They “read” the stars, commands thunder and storms, “tie” and “solve” rain, conjured snakes. They can predict the future and the past, heal seriously ill people. It is enough for them to stick a knife into a tree and the milk flows from it.

Cheres – Hutsul’s belt talisman

Cheres – Hutsul’s belt talisman

A cheres was worn over a shirt and trousers, it did not only protect the internal organs of Hutsuls, but also strengthened the muscles of the middle part of the body by heavy physical work, such as by rafters who floated wood or shepherds who daily overcame kilometers of slopes following after moving flocks.

Carpathian lake Nesamovyte

Carpathian lake Nesamovyte

The shepherds that pasture their herds in the highlands of the Chorna Hora mountain range, mount Svydovets and the mountains of the Rakhiv range tell stories about the death of cattle in deep abysses of these lakes, about terrible storms provoked by a stone thrown into the water.