Slovanská hippomancie. Koňský divinační rituál jako mediátor v symbolické soustavě slovanského pohanství
Slavic Hippomancy. Horse Divinatory Ritual as a Mediator in the Symbolic System of Slavic Paganism

Jiří Dynda

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3986/sms.v19i0.6616

Abstract

The paper focuses on the meaning and function of the Western-Slavic horse divination and lot-drawing rituals. By means of analysis of written sources, contexts of the Indo-European comparative mythology and through the lenses of the anthropological perspective on the culture, it shows the way this ritual could work as an integrative and mediating force for disparate layers of cultural symbolic systems.

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Slavs; Western-Slavic; hippomancie; horse; ritual; Indo-Europeans

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.3986/sms.v19i0.6616

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