On Thursday, 27th October 2022, I attended a lecture about Slavic myths, legends, creatures and more. The representative of the society impressed me, because he put a lot of effort into the presentation and also mentioned his own experiences. He included stories from his childhood and explained to us what motivated him to study Slavic mythology. What really impressed me was the fact that he also spoke about spiritual topics and about the natural way of life. He also highlighted health and explained how much the methods of treatment have changed through the ages, because back in the day they mostly used herbs and natural ingredients. The lecturer often drifted from the topic of mythology and talked about completely different matters. That didn’t bother me though, because he presented everything in a very interesting way. He then explained to us how his society works and where it’s located. He also told us what they do and when they have associations. He devoted most of his attention to Slovenian architecture and Plečnik’s thinking during his process of making statues. I liked the presentation because of the way the lecturer explained certain things. I found it interesting that he also included modern topics and taught us about matters that we had not heard about in school. The only thing that really bothered me was the fact that he didn’t really present real Slavic mythology and beings, as I was looking forward to hearing about that. I didn’t expect such a lecture, however, no lecturer is able to completely satisfy the entire audience.
Kaja Sinreih, 3.a