Narecnitsi

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Narechnitsa, pl. Narechnitsi were Slavic fate-fairies, sorceresses who appear around newly born children and foretell their fate.

Their name comes from Old-Bulgarian recha, narecha - to tell, to foretell, to set aside.

They are an often met character in Bulgarian (South-Slavic) folklore, especially in the Heroic epos - the legends about Krali Marko, despot Vulkashin, Momchil Yunak, etc.

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