Advanced search
1 file | 253.01 KB

Vukovi i smrt: tanatolosko znacenje vuka u tradicijskoj kulturi zapadnojuznoslavenskog podrucja

Pieter Plas (UGent)
(2010) NARODNA UMJETNOST. 47(2). p.77-95
Author
Organization
Abstract
Associations of wolves with death and the world of the dead have been of common and frequent across European and Indo-European cultures throughout history. In arguing for similar thanatological symbolism of the wolf in the western part of the South Slavic linguistic and cultural region, mythologists and philologists of the 19th and 20th centuries have cited contemporary ethnographic and folkloristic data among their supporting evidence. However, in the folk beliefs, narrations and customs that were recorded systematically from the end of the 19th century for this region, indications of a direct connection between wolves and thanatological conceptions are exceedingly scarce. The article presents a synthesis of those ethnographic and folkloric elements that unequivocally link wolves with folk conceptions of death and the cult of the dead, and offers a sober assessment of their signi cance in the relative synchrony of 19th- and 20th-century traditional (rural) meanings and practices. Within the referential framework of folk thanatology, it also critically evaluates existing hypotheses on the connection between wolves and vampires.
Keywords
death, western South Slavic region, wolf, cult of the dead, vampire, thanatological symbolism, traditional, culture, mythology

Downloads

  • 2 PlasHR.pdf
    • full text
    • |
    • open access
    • |
    • PDF
    • |
    • 253.01 KB

Citation

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:

Chicago
Plas, Pieter. 2010. “Vukovi i Smrt: Tanatolosko Znacenje Vuka u Tradicijskoj Kulturi Zapadnojuznoslavenskog Podrucja.” Narodna Umjetnost 47 (2): 77–95.
APA
Plas, P. (2010). Vukovi i smrt: tanatolosko znacenje vuka u tradicijskoj kulturi zapadnojuznoslavenskog podrucja. NARODNA UMJETNOST, 47(2), 77–95.
Vancouver
1.
Plas P. Vukovi i smrt: tanatolosko znacenje vuka u tradicijskoj kulturi zapadnojuznoslavenskog podrucja. NARODNA UMJETNOST. 2010;47(2):77–95.
MLA
Plas, Pieter. “Vukovi i Smrt: Tanatolosko Znacenje Vuka u Tradicijskoj Kulturi Zapadnojuznoslavenskog Podrucja.” NARODNA UMJETNOST 47.2 (2010): 77–95. Print.
@article{2052613,
  abstract     = {Associations of wolves with death and the world of the dead have been of common and frequent across European and Indo-European cultures throughout history. In arguing for similar thanatological symbolism of the wolf in the western part of the South Slavic linguistic and cultural region, mythologists and philologists of the 19th and 20th centuries have cited contemporary ethnographic and folkloristic data among their supporting evidence. However, in the folk beliefs, narrations and customs that were recorded systematically from the end of the 19th century for this region, indications of a direct connection between wolves and thanatological conceptions are exceedingly scarce. The article presents a synthesis of those ethnographic and folkloric elements that unequivocally link wolves with folk conceptions of death and the cult of the dead, and offers a sober assessment of their signi\unmatched{f0de} cance in the relative synchrony of 19th- and 20th-century traditional (rural) meanings and practices. Within the referential framework of folk thanatology, it also critically evaluates existing hypotheses on the connection between wolves and vampires.},
  author       = {Plas, Pieter},
  issn         = {0547-2504},
  journal      = {NARODNA UMJETNOST},
  keyword      = {death,western South Slavic region,wolf,cult of the dead,vampire,thanatological symbolism,traditional,culture,mythology},
  language     = {hrv},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {77--95},
  title        = {Vukovi i smrt: tanatolosko znacenje vuka u tradicijskoj kulturi zapadnojuznoslavenskog podrucja},
  volume       = {47},
  year         = {2010},
}