Vampires in the Carpathians: Magical Acts, Rites, and Beliefs in Subcarpathian Rus'
This is the first book to describe in detail the traditions and beliefs of the people of Subcarpathian Rus'--traditions which have been handed down, generation to generation, for hundreds of years. The author discusses the rites of the fourteen celebrations in the annual church calendar, from Christmas and the Epiphany to Lent and Easter. There are detailed descriptions of the festivals on the occasions of births, baptisms, weddings, and funerals. Also explored are Rusyn beliefs in supernatural beings and accounts of sightings of demons, witches, and vampires.
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Preface to the 1929 French edition
Birth and Baptism
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according animals baby baptism belief blessed Bogatyrev broad beans Bystron Byzantine rite Carpatho-Rusyn ceremonies Christian Christmas Eve Chubinskii church Chust coffin connected custom dead person divinatory Domanyts'kyi Dykarev eggs Epiphany ethnographic example explanation feast folklore formula of conjuration Galicia grain Hnatiuk Holovka at Pryslop Hutsul'shchyna interpretation Jasinja Kalendafik Karskii Kozminova kracun L'viv law of contact law of similarity Liudovi viruvannia livestock Ljuta magical actions Magical Acts magical operations magical practices Makarenko Moscow motivated magical action Narodnyi kalendar Nyznyj Bystryj Nyznyj Synyvyr object obriady omen Onyshchuk Opisanie paschal bread peasants of Subcarpathian performed Podkarpatskd Rus polaznpk Prague priest Rehof Archives ritual Rusalii Russian Rusyn sheaf Shukhevych Sibirskii narodnyi kalendar Slowianskie obrzedy sorcerers sprinkling straw Subcarpathian Rus supernatural synchronic study taboo Trudy ukrains unmotivated vampire Vierovaniia village Volynskaia gub Vysnyj wedding wheat young woman Zamitky Zelenin Zhatkovych Zubryts'kyi Zwyczaje