Repaš (Podravina), Croatia, 2012.
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Plague is an old woman dressed in black who wanders around the world making people ill and killing them with illness. She has no compassion; she only does the work that higher forces ordered her to do. She is known as a being doing God’s will, and with that, she is not considered evil, but just as a messenger of God. People try to protect themselves against the Plague by leaving her bribes in the form of a basket filled with cheese, ham, and bread left on the crossroad in front of their village, hoping she bypasses their village.