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Subject: Slavic mythology, Berstuk, Bagiennik, Zirnitra, Karewit
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Oźwiena was the goddess of echo in the Slavic mythology. She is similar to the Greek nymph Echo.

Her figure was connected to the human communication and the divulgation of discourses and actions. As the goddess of gossip, she was unable to keep any secret or private conversation. If she disliked somebody, Oźwiena distorted the meaning of his words. She was also the goddess of fame and glory, being responsible for the storytelling of the heroes' deeds. When she was at the service of the subterranean god Peklenc, she spread the screams of the damned as a warning to the living ones.

She was told to be the companion of the god Veles (or Volos).

Popular culture

Finnish Black metal composer Gleb Poro has a track named "Ozwiena".

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