Broom, Broom – "dangerous" and "impure" object, instrument damage and witchcraft, and at the same time, protection against evil forces. According to popular notions, the demons could appear in the form of a flying broom to turn around the broom or a broom, a drag a broom or keep it in your hands. Witch broom knocked dew, selecting cows milk, touches them up vymechi alien cow drags broom across the field to select the crop. e.. Broom thrown to the house, under the threshold, into the garden, threw a house, planted in a cart the bride and groom, throwing followed the man to restore damage to cause strife, disease and misery. In the Russian North believed that the swab is living in the heap is not scalded bathhouse switches, and house inhabited by a broom. When you move into a new house must take an old broom with.
Associated with a broom many prohibitions and warnings: an old broom it was impossible to throw away near the home, on the road, where it can come a human or animal – is threatening diseases, especially scab, scabies, urinary incontinence, insomnia and other ills. Widely distributed zapretbit broom man and beast – a child or animal will not grow, become thin and dry, like a broom. Old Broom. usually not allowed to burn in the furnace, because it is wind, tornado, storm, invasion of evil spirits – lice, bedbugs, cockroaches, as well as quarrels and discord in the family. The protective properties of Vanik, it ability to counteract evil spirits also svyazanys its utilitarian function of purification, elimination of evil.
To flush the demons put the broom in front of a house or barn doors (often handle down), avoided the house, waving broom and reciting special incantations, throwing broom after a man with a bad eye, was beaten with a broom caught a witch or changeling: beaten with a broom on the threshold of the house, driving someone else's brownie, damaging the house. Broom used to protect the mother and infant from evil spirits: he put a pillow under the crib, leaning against the crib. Broom cleared the way bridal train, the way the bride and groom, walking to the bath to protect them from damage. To protect sowing and harvest of animals and birds avoided the field of the sun with an old broom in his hands and waved them away, planted in bundles kolyadny broom twig or three from him, scattered in bars Vanik barn or cellar. Broom was used in healing magic, patients were beaten with a broom, broom obmetali, touch them or tying it to the sore spot, laid on the patient's Broom, covered them sick, threw broom through patient, forced him to step a broom, the patient was sprinkled with water from a broom, a broom and hovered bars gave the patient drink the decoction, the patient podkurivali Vanik bars, etc. Broom