Vražje oko<br>Der Gewässername »Vražje oko«</br>

  • Radoslav Katičić Institut für Slawistik der Universität Wien, Universitätscampus AAKH/Hof 3, Spitalgasse 2-4, AT - 1090 Wien, Österreich
Keywords: eye, spring, Veles, devil

Abstract

East of Križevci in the northwest of Croatia there is a plateau with a stream called Vražje Oko (Devil’s Eye), whose name illustrates how before the Christian Era the local Slavic population sacralized its immediate environment. Named after its source, the stream may be interpreted as the Eye of god Veles, who is closely connected with water, and is the opponent of the thunder god. The name, as well as its perception, indicates that its origin may be traced to Balto-Slavic pagan beliefs.

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Published
2012-10-15
How to Cite
1.
Katičić R. Vražje oko<br>Der Gewässername »Vražje oko«</br&gt;. Studia [Internet]. 2012Oct.15 [cited 2020Aug.15];15(1):59-1. Available from: https://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/sms/article/view/1564
Section
SLOVANSKA MITOLOGIJA – VIRI IN REKONSTRUKCIJE / SLAVIC MYTHOLOGY – SOURCES AND RECONSTRUCTIONS