|STUDIA MYTHOLOGICA SLAVICA
| Znanstvenoraziskovalni center SAZU
STUDIA MYTHOLOGICA SLAVICA 9, 2006
Tatjana A. Agapkina:
Comparative Analysis of East Slavic Charms for the Uterus and the Body
By employing comparative analysis, the author investigates the basic motifs of approximately 180 Russian, Ukrainian and Byelorussian charms for the ascent of the uterus, their variations, terminology, and ritual context. The author traces the history of the main topics and motifs of these charms in Slavic folklore and in the written tradition, the connections with apocryphal prayers, many of which were translated from Greek originals and rooted in the ancient magical traditions.
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