The Feminine Imaginarium in Traditional Legends about Fate (The Predestined Death – ATU 934)<br>Feminini imaginarijum u predanjima o sudbini (Predodređena smrt – ATU 934)</br>

  • Nemanja Radulović Department of Serbian Literature, Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, Studentski trg 3, SRB-11 000 Beograd, Serbia
Keywords: fates, folklore, legends, rites de passage, separation, chthonic, folk belief tales

Abstract

This paper deals with the presentation of female characters in legends about fate (ATU 934) from Serbian sources. They appear as the Fates, a bride, or a sister, and express various aspects of the feminine imaginarium. The Fates are chthonic in character and appear in a negative aspect. If the legends are reviewed in the light of rites de passage, they prevent the separation of a male hero from the chthonic world towards the status of a bridegroom. In some variants, the figure of a bride appears, as another aspect of the feminine imaginarium that sacrifices a part of her life, thus bringing about the hero’s successful separation and new integration.

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Published
2015-07-06
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Radulović N. The Feminine Imaginarium in Traditional Legends about Fate (The Predestined Death – ATU 934)<br>Feminini imaginarijum u predanjima o sudbini (Predodređena smrt – ATU 934)</br&gt;. Studia [Internet]. 2015Jul.6 [cited 2020May25];180:63-9. Available from: https://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/sms/article/view/2832
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RAZISKOVALNE METODE IN INTERPRETACIJE LJUDSKEGA IZROČILA / RESEARCH METHODS AND INTERPRETATIONS OF FOLK TRADITIONS