Lik psa v zbirki Glasovi: Mitološki pes
The Dog in the Collection Glasovi: Mythological Dog

Tanja Kovačič



The dog is not merely an interesting subject in the Slovenian tradition, but is known to all civilizations. The mythical dog usually acts as a companion of the gods and a guardian of the dead. The author of this paper questions which of these ideas have been preserved up to the twentieth century and how they have affected the everyday life of people and their attitudes towards dogs in Slovenia. The mythological dog is investigated through Glasovi, a collection of Slovenian folk tales. The author concludes that the dog is usually associated with mythical, superstitious and negative connotations and people included its positive character only rarely.


dog; folklore; mythology; fear

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