|STUDIA MYTHOLOGICA SLAVICA
| Znanstvenoraziskovalni center SAZU
STUDIA MYTHOLOGICA SLAVICA 2, 1999
Mythical pictures of the South Slavs
The author writes about the so-called “mythical pictures", a new source for the research of Slavic mythology, which were created in order to express people ’s religious notions.The article is centered on four of the most common groups of mythical pictures which, due to their archetypal characteristics have survived to the present:paintings of the human body, those repre- senting the female principle, solar mythical pictures, and the paintings of the male principle.
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