A generous and penetrating scholar, as well as an awardwinning teacher and mentor, professor stavrou is well known for his infectious enthusiasm for collaborative scholarship and. Through studying russian culture, i learned about russian folk religion in rural regions. If you do not receive an email within 10 minutes, your email address may not be registered, and you may need to create a new wiley online library account. Slavic paganism or slavic religion define the religious beliefs, godlores and ritual practices of the slavs before the formal christianisation of their ruling elites. Kristy accetta russian myths and legends 12012 russian folk belief ivanits week 2. University of california, berkeley, 1993 oinas, felix and soudakoff, stephen ed. So this time, id like to report about the russian folk religion in rural regions.
Suicide and folk beliefs in dostoevskys crime and punishment. Access your books instantly, and read anywhere, anytime from your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Slavic native faith rodnovery has a theology that is generally monistic, consisting in the vision of an absolute, supreme god rod who begets the universe and lives as the universe pantheism and panentheism, present in all its phenomena.
Russian folk belief kindle edition by ivanits, linda j download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Pdf on jan 1, 2017, frank dugan and others published baba yaga and the mushrooms find, read and cite all the research you need on researchgate. Both in the earliest slavic religion and in modern slavic native faiths. They are conventionally depicted as beautiful with long flowing hair. Classified as a new religious movement, its practitioners harken back to the historical belief systems of the slavic peoples of central and eastern europe, though the movement is inclusive of external influences and hosts a variety of currents. Deities of slavic religion, arranged in cosmological and functional groups, are inherited through mythology and folklore. Slav2100slavicfolkloresyllspring2016 1 1 slav 2100. Culture of russia history, people, clothing, traditions. Slavic native faiths theology and cosmology wikipedia. The various genres of jewish folk literature are 1 folk narrative, including folktales, legends, jokes, and anecdotes transmitted mainly by word of mouth.
An exciting exploration of the russian lower mythology, russian folk belief offers a fascinating glimpse into the admixture of pagan and christian elements which. Slavic folk belief holds that the world organises itself according to an. Rusalka news newspapers books scholar jstor july 2015 learn how and when to remove this template message rusalka news. There is now a substantial body of scholarship on religious symbolism in crime and punishment prestuplenie i nakazanie.
A generous and penetrating scholar, as well as an awardwinning teacher and mentor, professor stavrou is well known for his infectious enthusiasm for collaborative scholarship and wideranging expertise in russian history and culture, eastern orthodox church history, modern greek literature, and other fields. Briefly analyze the stories, focusing on the ways that folk culture is used in them, and giving specific examples. View slav2100slavicfolkloresyllspring2016 1 from slav 2100 at university of georgia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Belief in a mother goddess as receptacle of life, mat syra zemlya damp mother earth, was preserved in russian folk religion up to the 20th century, often disguised as the virgin mary of christianity. The south slavs living on the balkan peninsula in south eastern europe, bordering with the byzantine empire to the south, came under the sphere of influence of eastern orthodox. In 988, russia adopted christianity from the byzantine empire. Cottam shows respect for the reader by avoiding the cliches of cultural stereotyping that androcentric historiography imposes upon women in nontraditional roles.
An exciting exploration of the russian lower mythology, russian folk belief offers a fascinating glimpse into the admixture of pagan and christian elements which comprise the world view of the russian peasant. Slavic native faith rodnovery has a theology that is generally monistic, consisting in the vision of an absolute, supreme god who begets the universe and lives as the universe pantheism and panentheism, present in all its phenomena. Russian folk beliefs have left their mark, not only on superstitions and customs, but in music, art and some major literary works by the likes of pushkin, dostoevsky and gogol. Tanesi, 1927 mijatovich, elodie lawton, serbian folklore, 1908. See more ideas about crossdressers, transgender girls and beautiful couple. The fiery chariot of the word19thcentury russian icon of the theotokos as ognyena maria fiery mary, fire goddess sister of perun, and a glaring example of slavic religious themes in christianised fashion. Each of the seven chapters in part 1 focuses on one aspect of russian folk belief, such as the pagan background, christian personages, devils and various other logical categories of the. Many of the stories are interesting and give a glimpse into the peasants folk beliefs and superstitions, but ivanits often elevates folk lore above the theology and spirituality inherently flowing through the russian peasants. Russian folktalesthe dream wikisource, the free online. The russian folktale, edited after propps death by his russian colleagues, now fully and accurately translated by sibelan forrester, reveals that propp was an encyclopedic folklorist. Russian folk belief is a basic survey of great russian not ukrainian or belorussian folk superstition, intended for a broad audience. Slavic paganism wikimili, the best wikipedia reader. The word mermaid is a compound of the old english mere sea, and maid a girl or young woman. A scholarly work that aims to be both broad enough in scope to satisfy upperdivision undergraduates studying folk belief and narrative and detailed enough to meet the needs of graduate students in the field.
One day an old, old man was wandering about the earth, and he asked for a nights shelter from the peasant. Ivanits russian folk belief linda ivanits russian folk belief is a foundational and possibly one of kind work exploring concepts of russian culture that have previously been unknown and would probably have remained so had ivanits not seen fit to document them. Economy, society and religion in a siberian collective farm, 1998. Marx went awaybut karl stayed behind, updated edition of karl marx collective. Feb 28, 2007 this masterly and extremely readable survey covers folk superstitions and customs, house and nature spirits, pagan gods, christianization, saints, icons, the schism, old believers, religious sects, and the characters and symbolism in russian fairy tales that could be called the origin of the russian psyche. The ideological construction of geographical space. It is wellwritten, does not condescend, and yet, is very readable and. The fiery sixpetaled roses that umbego the ognyena are one of the variants of the whirling symbol of the supreme god rod. Scholars of religion regard slavic native faith as a modern pagan religion. As cited above, they are sometimes equated with the sirens of greek mythology especially the odyssey, halfbird femmes fatales whose enchanting voices would lure soontobe. For its material it draws heavily on ethnographic data collected in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and on a number of excellent soviet studies of this data.
Hubbs shows that traditional russian society was womencentered in its divinities, folklore, art, and social organization. Ivanits received her phd in russian literature from the university of wisconsin in june 1973. Perspectives on literature and society in eastern and western europe. In the last semester, i took a russian culture class. The latter occurred at various stages between the 8th and the th century. Polytheism, that is the worship of the gods or spirits, and ancestors, the facets of the supreme rod. Study russian folk belief discussion and chapter questions and find russian folk belief study guide questions and answers. The authors thesis that russian folk belief represents a double faith whereby slavic pagan beliefs are overlaid with popular christianity is persuasive and has analogies in other cultures. Translations by george tarnawsky and patricia kilina. Slav2100slavicfolkloresyllspring2016 1 1 slav 2100 slavic.
Stavrou, professor of russian and near eastern history and director of modern greek studies at the university of minnesota. Cambridge core european studies dostoevsky and the russian people by linda. The slavic native faith, commonly known as rodnovery, and rarely as slavic neopaganism, is a modern pagan religion. Ivanitsrussian folk belief linda ivanits russian folk belief is a foundational and possibly one of kind work exploring concepts of russian culture that have previously been unknown and would probably have remained so had ivanits not seen fit to document them. The folk narratives constituting part 2 are translated and include a wide range of tales, from the briefly anecdotal to the more fully developed. Russ 2231 study guide 2014 grove instructor grove at. Her dissertation treated the grotesque in the symbolist writer f. For the 2008 thriller film, see the ghost 2008 film. If you dig deep enough, there are many mystical commonalities between what. A scholarly work that aims to be both broad enough in scope to.
Ivanits joined the department of slavic languages at penn state where she taught a variety of courses on russian language, literature and folklore. The old woman seems to test natashka by the spilling of flour impossible task. These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. Russian legends about forest spirits in the context of northern european mythology. Certainly, said the peasanti shall be only too glad. Ivanits russian folk belief is a very useful, straightforward, and engrossing book about the beliefs of the russian people, specifically focused on the dvovorie dualfaith russian orthodoxypaganism practiced throughout the cultures history in the last millennium. Slavic paganism or slavic religion describes the religious beliefs, myths and ritual practices of the slavs prior to christianisation. The east slavs came under the sphere of influence of byzantine orthodox christianity, beginning with the latters official adoption in 988 ce by vladimir.
Ivanits reports ethnographic studies documenting that even in late nineteenth and early twentiethcentury russia there were entire villages maintaining indigenous religious beliefs, whether in pure form or under the cover of a superficial christianity. Discuss elements of russian folk belief as they appear in these two stories. Economy, society and religion in a siberian collective farm. More editions ln russia witches try to steal the milk of the cattle on the eve of st. Archived from the original pdf on 12 february 2018. Anyone know of any books about rodnovery slavic paganism. Ivanits renders memorates, fabulates, and legends in part two of her work to exemplify her analysis of folkloristics in the first part. This is a fascinating look at how folklore and religion intersect, in this case russian folklore and christianity. Russian folk belief kindle edition by ivanits, linda j politics. Russian folk belief ivantis reading week 1 kristy accetta. The three kingdoms evening, midnight and dawn shabarsha marya morevna king ivan and bely, the warrior of the plains emelya and the pike the firebird and princess vassilissa the horse, the tablecloth and the horn go i know not where, bring i know not what the king of the sea and vassilissa the wise fenist the falcon elena the wise. More editions for example, a certain type of milkweed was collected on may 9 st. Project muse the russian folktale by vladimir yakolevich propp. Polytheism, that is the worship of the gods or spirits, and ancestors, the facets of the supreme rod generating all phenomena, is an integral part of rodnovers.1305 357 1595 1040 785 1360 1389 176 98 983 144 324 384 749 986 1512 1343 127 1341 933 1393 510 1170 1161 662 981 382 587 370 1416 189 764 591 778 474 1454 841 1280 647 829