The Starzy are the “fathers” of a village. Usually there are five in a village, but smaller villages may have less.
The Starzy ar men of the village who are looked up to, and turned to in times of despair. They also make the big decisions concerning the village.
The term and idea comes from the old times and from the old religion, and is a tradition that is fading from more modern villages, and especially villages that have adopted the new religion.