Mala gora pri Ribnici – mitološko izročilo v prostoru<br>Mala Gora (Little Mountain) by Ribnica – Cosmic Myth in Mythical Landscape</br>

  • Domen Češarek
Keywords: axis mundi, Mokoš, Perun, Baba, Saint Ann, mountain, caves, water, Ribnica, Dobrepolje, Velike Lašče, Kočevje, Slovenia, Slavic mythology

Abstract

This article presents ethnographical research of mountain the Mala gora (Small Mountain) located in southern Slovenia in the vicinity of Ribnica, Dobrepolje, Velike Lašče and Kočevje. Local legends and myths are preserved about the mythical landscape of Mala gora, which can be connected with ideas such as the world axis, perceptions of connections with the underworld and the main Slavic myth. Author presents new findings related to Perun and Mokosh, which are preserved in local names as Makoše village, water spring Perin and various supernatural beings connected with these perceptions. Folk beliefs that are connected with this landscape can be also compared to pre-Slavic myths and beliefs of Mother Earth.

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Published
2016-05-05
How to Cite
1.
Češarek D. Mala gora pri Ribnici – mitološko izročilo v prostoru<br>Mala Gora (Little Mountain) by Ribnica – Cosmic Myth in Mythical Landscape</br&gt;. Studia [Internet]. 2016May5 [cited 2020Jun.5];190:125-68. Available from: https://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/sms/article/view/6619
Section
RAZISKOVALNE METODE IN INTERPRETACIJE LJUDSKEGA IZROČILA / RESEARCH METHODS AND INTERPRETATIONS OF FOLK TRADITIONS