Vampires in the Carpathians: Magical Acts, Rites, and Beliefs in Subcarpathian Rus'

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East European Monographs, Jan 1, 1998 - Social Science - 188 pages
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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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Bogatyrev was a Russian ethnographer.

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