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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2017, 1, 85−98

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DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2017.01.085

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1039-2920

Received 25.01.2017

SYMBOLIC AND FUNCTIONAL PECULIARITIES OF RITUAL ATTRIBUTES IN POKUTTIAN`S KLEROMANTIC ACTIONS

Serebriakova Olena Heorhiivna, candidate of sciences in history, junior research fellow of the department of the modern ethnology of the Institute of Ethnology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

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Abstract. Divinations by using of lot (with pales, boots, ritual objects) at the territory of Pokuttia are analyzed on the base of the author`s field ethnographic researches. Their local varieties are illuminated; it`s functions, symbolic, semantic of ritual attributes are considered. The particular attention is paid to an ancient new year`s custom «zherebtsi» («bychky»), which exists omewhere on Horodenka district until nowadays.

Keywords: divination (augury, sortilege), kleromantic actions, mantic method/practice, pales, counting, racking, prophetic dream, boots, house, roof, ritual objects, plates, choice, marriage, virginity, «zherebtsi» («bychky»).

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