RUSSIAN FAIRY TALES notes

RUSSIAN FAIRY TALES notes - RUSSIAN FAIRY TALES Russian...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
RUSSIAN FAIRY TALES 16:33 Russian Paganism Calendar Rituals The primary concerns of the Russian peasant have remained unchanged:  fertility and bounty The purpose of the calendar ritual was to ensure success in both Calendar Rituals Koliada (Yuletide, sviatki) o Winter Solstice/ Christmas Maslenitsa (Shrovetide) o Mardi Gras (beginning of lent) Rusal’naia Week (Trinity Week) o Pentacost (fifty days of Easter) Ivan Kupalo (St. John’s Eve) o Summer Solstice Paganism of the Slavs Christian Russia Prince Vladimir and the Adoption of Paganism (980) Prince Vladimir and the Adoption of Eastern Orthodox Christianity (988) Kievan Pantheon Perun Khors (Sun God) Dazhbog (Sun God) Stribog Simargl Mokosh (only Female) (Volos/Veles) (Rod)- name is root for Family Dvoeverie Literally, dual faith or dual beliefs The simultaneous adherence to two different, and possibly even contradictory,  systems of belief Characteristic of early Russian Christianity, where people observed Christian  rites but still continued to adhere to certain pagan beliefs and practices
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
16:33 Adoption of Christianity
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 05/19/2010 for the course RUSS -1 taught by Professor -1 during the Summer '10 term at Colorado.

Page1 / 7

RUSSIAN FAIRY TALES notes - RUSSIAN FAIRY TALES Russian...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online