Russian Folk Belief
Russian folk beliefs have left their mark, not only on superstitions and customs, but in music, art and some major literary works by the likes of Pushkin, Dostoevsky and Gogol. An exciting exploration of the Russian lower mythology, Russian Folk Belief offers a fascinating glimpse into the admixture of pagan and Christian elements which comprise the world view of the Russian peasant.
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The Pagan Background
Spirits of the House and Farmstead
Spirits of the Forest Waters and Fields
Spoiling and Healing
Legends Tabulates and Memorates
Biblical Personages and Saints
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Page xii - Life," in The Peasant in Nineteenth-Century Russia, ed. Wayne S. Vucinich (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1968), 1—40, is that of a man. The lament texts used are BE Chistov and KV Chistova, eds. , Prichitaniia. The account given excludes laments for recruits, which are a type of lament for a man. Laments about one's fate and about accidents are also excluded. It should also be noted that, of the eleven laments...