Koncepcija sezonnogo otmykanija i zamykanija zemli v baltijskoj tradicii<br>The Concept of Earth’s Opening in Spring and Closing in Autumn</br>

  • Nijolė Laurinkienė Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore, Vilnius University, Antakalnio g. 6, LT-10308 Vilnius, Lithuania
Keywords: Baltic mythology, Lithuanian folklore, Slavonic folklore, Earth’s opening and closing, St George, Pergrubrius, Patrimpo

Abstract

This article analyses the concept of the Earth’s seasonal opening and closing, which is reconstructed based on Baltic, mainly Lithuanian, and partly Slavonic folklore. It looks at what kind of mythical being was connected to these cyclical regularly occurring processes, and which played a role of an inducer or an executor of these phenomena. It is presumed that it could have been performed by St. George. In the Baltic mythology and folklore, this being is a quite a late substitute for the earlier pagan deities.

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Published
2015-07-06
How to Cite
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Laurinkienė N. Koncepcija sezonnogo otmykanija i zamykanija zemli v baltijskoj tradicii<br>The Concept of Earth’s Opening in Spring and Closing in Autumn</br&gt;. Studia [Internet]. 2015Jul.6 [cited 2020Jul.4];180:51-0. Available from: https://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/sms/article/view/2830
Section
SLOVANSKA MITOLOGIJA – VIRI IN REKONSTRUKCIJE / SLAVIC MYTHOLOGY – SOURCES AND RECONSTRUCTIONS