The Witch of Konotop
The Witch of Konotop is an image from a satirical fantasy novel by Kvitka-Osnovyanenko. There is no need to fear her unless you intend to harm her or her home. Someone says that it is enough to think badly of her or to do something terrible for Konotop or Ukraine. When looked into the witch's eyes - men lose their libido immediately. If you love a witch, she will thank you ten times more love, but as soon as you plan something evil, wait for the witch to come for you, wreak havoc and ensure that you don't have a peaceful place on this planet.
At midnight, the Witch of Konotop comes to the enemy in a blue dress and whispers gentle words in his ear, under which he sleeps soundly, but in the morning, he may not wake up. That's why there is a saying, "don't joke with Konotopian witches because tomorrow may not come." Today, in addition to the heroes of the long-suffering Sumy region, who give a worthy rebuff to the Russian invaders, the so-called witches of Konotop, who, according to legend, fight the enemy with their charms, have become famous.
In one of the videos, dated March 2nd, you can see how the occupiers drive into the village in a tank Konotop of the Sumy region. Residents began to scare him with "Konotopian witches" and begged him to return home. They didn't listen. They were destroyed the next day. During the war, the spirit of defense works at different levels.
The Witch of Konotop
References in Literature
The Witch of Konotop is a satirical fiction story by Ukrainian writer Hryhorii Kvitka-Osnovianenko written in 1833 and published in 1837 in his second book of "Little Russian stories".
The story tells of Cossack centurion of the Konotop hundred Nikita Ulasovich Zabryokha, his clerk Pistryak, and the witch Yavdokha Zubikha. The work consists of 14 chapters and an epilogue; each section begins with the words "sad and gloomy". Hryhoriy Hrabovych described The Witch of Konotop as "perhaps the best work of Ukrainian prose of the early 19th century".