From Tradition to Contemporary Belief Tales: The “Changing Life” of Some Slovenian Supernatural Beings from the Annual Cycle
Od tradicije do sodobnih zgodb: spreminjajoče življenje nekaterih slovenskih bajeslovnih bitij letnega cikla
AbstractThe article addresses the oral tradition and tales about certain Slovenian supernatural beings that accompany the annual cycle and its turning points: midsummer and midwinter solstice as well as spring and autumn changing shifts. Discussed are the changing images of these folk belief narratives resulting from continuously changing cultural and social contexts, while supernatural figures or spirits acquire a demythicised image in contemporary belief tales and urban legends.
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