The spirit of the wind in Bohemian folklore. When the wind roared, it was said that Vetrnice was sobbing, and to comfort her, the people would throw bread and salt into the air for her as food. Vetrnice was represented as a white, barefooted being. Her voice was believed to bear prophetic import.



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