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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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...
Page 16 - At every step in studying Russian popular religion one meets the constant longing for a great divine female power. ... Is it too daring to hypothesize, on the basis of this religious propensity, the scattered elements of the cult of the Great Goddess who once had reigned upon the immense Russian plains?