Wednesday, May 23, 2007


(sometimes also Mamuna) in the Slavic mythology was a wild female spirit of the forest or the mountains. She resembled such nature goddesses as Artemis and is said to lead one down the wrong path, literally and figuratively.She was a servant of goddess Dziewona.Dziewona (or Dziewanna in Polish, Devana in Czech, Diiwica in Serbian) is the Slavic equivalent of the Roman Goddess Diana, whose name is said to appear very late in Slavic history. However, all her names that derive from Slavic language translate to "The Maiden." She is more widespread in Slavic countries, whereas in other cultures she is a minor deity. In Polish mythology, she is the virginal Goddess who is the huntress of the forest, (in some legends, said to run through the Carpathians and in others with a pack of dogs) and is associated with the Moon, spring, agriculture and weather.

Currently, the word mamona is used figuratively and derogatory in the Polish language as a synonym to money. This, however, has biblical origins, see Mammon.

In Portuguese, the word mamona is the name for the seed of the castor oil plant.

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About 50 years ago,my father,Dr.Stefan Felix Bornstein , who was a Chemical and Textile Engineer, conducting a research and experiments with oil from the Mamona tree,a typical plant from the northeast of Brazil,for the purpose of creating another source of synthetic rubber and other uses.His ideas and work was patented by

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