Kresnik: An Attempt at a Mythological Reconstruction<br>Kresnik: poskus mitološke rekonstrukcije</br>

  • Zmago Šmitek Oddelek za etnologijo in kulturno antropologijo, FF, Univerza v Ljubljani, Zavetiška 5, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija

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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Published
2015-05-05
How to Cite
1.
Šmitek Z. Kresnik: An Attempt at a Mythological Reconstruction<br>Kresnik: poskus mitološke rekonstrukcije</br&gt;. Studia [Internet]. 2015May5 [cited 2020Apr.10];10:93-118. Available from: https://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/sms/article/view/1867
Section
SLOVANSKA MITOLOGIJA – VIRI IN REKONSTRUKCIJE / SLAVIC MYTHOLOGY – SOURCES AND RECONSTRUCTIONS