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January 23, 2018 Meeting - Sonja's Notes and Drawings

Sonja's pictures- the descriptions and drawings below are Sonja's:

SERBIAN VAMPIRE LORE:

1. "Anti-vampirization" measures at work: the deceased is laid against the wall so no animal can jump over their head, which is why the dog is, with a sigh, restraining himself to the dead man's feet. Hawthorn branches are laid all around the bed because they were believed to be one of the only things that can prevent one becoming a vampire as well as one of the most effective weapons in killing an existing vampire.

 

 IRISH PUCA:  2. Puca puking onto the blackberries and making them intentionally poisonous to eat after Halloween:)   

IRISH PUCA:

2. Puca puking onto the blackberries and making them intentionally poisonous to eat after Halloween:)

 

 CHINESE DRAGON KING:  3. Dragon King is depicted as the sun with ten rays extending all around him to represent his 10 children. Two children are depicted in two of the rays, one who cooks (depicted by a bowl of hot noodle soup), and the other who has great physical resilience is depicted with a heavy bag on his back. The fact that the rays emanate from the sun emphasizes the connection between the father and children as well as the father's eventual acceptance of his children's unique qualities and paths in life.

CHINESE DRAGON KING:

3. Dragon King is depicted as the sun with ten rays extending all around him to represent his 10 children. Two children are depicted in two of the rays, one who cooks (depicted by a bowl of hot noodle soup), and the other who has great physical resilience is depicted with a heavy bag on his back. The fact that the rays emanate from the sun emphasizes the connection between the father and children as well as the father's eventual acceptance of his children's unique qualities and paths in life.

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