Baba Dochia is followed by three legends, all with a tragic ending. In the first two, there is an old woman, who at the beginning of spring climbs with the flock of sheep on the mountain, believing that the weather will be good, taking nine sheep-skins on her. The weather is indeed beautiful, so every day, shed a shell. Until the ninth day, when a terrible blizzard starts, because of which she will freeze at the top of the mountain with her sheep. The third tells us about a Dochia, who is a very beautiful girl, a princess, the daughter of King Decebalus, who, with the Roman invasion, in order not to fall prey to Trajan, who would have fallen in love with her, flees to the mountain, where she prays to Zamolxe to be transformed into a stone sheepfold. A prayer that Zamolxes obeys.

What I felt was that too little of her story reached us. Who was Baba Dochia really? Who did he love? Why did he actually go into the woods? If he knew how to chant? What if her lover was simply called John? What if Ielele (mythological wood`s figures) played an essential role in her story? What if Dochia was, a young girl actually?

A story about a simple girl, called Dochia, from a mountain village, who became, without necessarily realizing it, the story of generations of women in my family.

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This artistic creation was produced with the support of an Energie! Creative Grant awarded by the Municipality of Timișoara, through the Center for Projects, within the Power Station component of the National Cultural Programme "Timișoara – European Capital of Culture in the year 2023".
The material does not necessarily represent the position of the Center for Projects and the latter is not responsible for its content or how it may be used.

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O fată pe nume Dochia

O fată pe nume Dochia