Kresnik: An Attempt at a Mythological Reconstruction
Kresnik: poskus mitološke rekonstrukcije

Zmago Šmitek

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3986/sms.v1i0.1867

Abstract

The Slovene Kresnik tradition has numerous parallels in Indo-European mythologies. Research has established connections between the myth about a hero’s fight with a snake (dragon) and the vegetational cult of Jarilo/Zeleni Jurij. The Author establishes a hypothesis about Iranian influences (resemblance to figures of Yima/Yama and Mithra) and outlines a later transformation of Kresnik in the period of Christianization.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.3986/sms.v1i0.1867

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