Dive into the enchanting world of "Võrumaagia" as penned by Geidi Raud in her captivating book "Ümber ahju paremale". This literary piece is a treasure trove of stories, rich with the rustic charm of South-Eastern Estonia, where the simplicity of rural life seamlessly intertwines with the whimsy of fantasy.
Imagine a place where the ordinary meets the extraordinary: a village man who believes he's a water spirit and takes advantage of unsuspecting women, a greedy Lake Spirit refusing to leave a poisoned forest lake without a bag of gold, or a rabbit breeder cursed with resurrecting tailless bunnies. These are just a few of the peculiar predicaments that the inhabitants of Võrumaa face.
Enter Heino Vaim, a 74-year-old sage with a wealth of knowledge and a heart ready to aid those in need. His wisdom is as boundless as the Võrumaa forests, and his reputation precedes him. To four women, he is known as the "father of children" in their phonebooks, while to one lucky lady, he is an active spouse. Whether the problem is as small as a speck of dirt under a fingernail or as large as life itself, Heino Vaim is the man to seek.
In this book, you'll explore the mystical remedies offered by the forest spirits and the peculiar powers of a spider's crushed nail. Each page is a journey through a world where folklore and reality dance in a delightful tangle, and where the solutions to life's oddities are as unconventional as the problems themselves.
"Ümber ahju paremale" is not just a book; it's an invitation to lose yourself in the fantastical tales of a region steeped in magic and mystery. So, if you're ready to be charmed by the wit and wisdom of Võrumaa's finest, this is a tale you won't want to miss.