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Rokita

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Rokita is a Polish folk devil. He was specifically busy corrupting peasants, as opposed to, say, Boruta who dealt with the noblemen. While sometimes shown in any rustic setting, he was usually pictured standing on or near a willow tree at the edge of a swamp.

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The name can also refer to:

People

  • Jan Maria Rokita, a Polish politician (PO), husband of Nelly
  • Nelly Rokita, a Polish politician (PiS), wife of Jan Maria; a member of a party strongly opposed to her husband's one
  • Theodore E. Rokita, the secretary of US state of Indiana
  • Anna Rokita, an Austrian long track speed skater
  • Marianna Rokita, a polish journalist and porn star
  • Jan Rokyta or Rokita (died 1591), a prominent member of the Unity of the Brethren in Poland
  • Todd Rokita, US congressman
  • Places

  • a tiny settlement in Poland
  • Plants

  • wierzba rokita (Salix rosmarinifolia), Polish name for rosemary-leaved willow (note the devil)
  • Wierzba Rokita, a protected landmark, the thickest white willow (Salix alba) in Poland
  • References

    Rokita Wikipedia


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