Daritvena pogača župnik in Valvasorjev Hausgötze – gospodarček

Ilija Popit

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3986/SMS20192211


The author analyses the uses of the Christmas festive bread poprtnik and the age-old tradition of baking such offerings in Slovenia. These offerings, along with the names of certain Slavic deities, were first mentioned four hundred years ago. One of these Christmas breads has preserved its name – župnik, documented in Ribnica in Dolenjsko / Lower Carniola. This name župnik was passed on to this offering bread after the early medieval Slavic administrative unit župa, and not after the Slovenian term for a Catholic priest – župnik, which was first introduced only just after the year 1860.


offering bread; poprtnik; župnik; Christmas bread; Gospodárček; house spirits; Penats; badnjak

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.3986/SMS20192211


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