Monday, March 3, 2014

St. Stephen's Day

The widow on the left is also holding a dead wren. According to lore, St. Stephen was about to escape his captivity when a wren woke up his captors. Since that time, a wren was caught and killed each St. Stephen's Day because it must now take a part of his martyrdom.
You can see the completed  St. Stephen's Day Painting at My Good Babushka.

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