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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2017, 3 (135), 690–730

UDK 398(477) : 001.8(049.3)

https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2017.03.690

MATERIALS TO FOLKLORE ENCYCLOPEDIA. 4th issue

Sokil Vasyl Vasyliovych, PHD in Philology, professor,

Head of the Department of Folklore Studies

at the Institute of Ethnology

of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Svobody Avenue, 15, Lviv, 79000,Ukraine.

Contacts: Tel. (032) 2970157; e-mail: ina@mail.lviv.ua

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3164-1217

Abstract. In the following collection of materials for the «Encyclopedia of Ukrainian folklore» are presented articles on various aspects: personalities, mostly little¬known ones, folkloric characters (mythological, historical, and fabulous). Genres of oral literature, theoretical development, and traditional texts’ means of poetry are represented there. In addition, information about individual collections, magazines, and academic institu-tions engaged in the study of folklore is contained.

Keywords: folklore encyclopedia, personality, character, genre, edition.

Received 11.04.20117

Our authors
Wax candle as ukrainian Christmas and epiphany ritualistic text
For the first time in native ethnology the article has brought some results of special study in sign functionality of a wax candle under the context of Ukrainian Christmas and Epiphany ritualistic text (ritualism of Christmas Eve, New Year, Epiphany Eve and Feast of Epiphany). The study has stated extremely high semiotic position of a wax candle as projection of Sun, mediator between the spheres of sacral and prophane elements, symbolic analogue of human existence, apotropy, cultural symbol re-establishing borders of acculturated space.
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Daily bread baking of ukrainians in the south-western ethnographical region at the late XIX to early XXI cc.
The paper has dealt with analytic study in prescriptions, signs, customs, methods, ways of selection, procurement and some peculiarities in usage of subsidiary means — water, firewood and leaves in bread baking. The final aim of the mentioned actions had been (and still is) selection of the means and ingredients fit, by their characteristics, for the backing of bread. The paper has demonstrated dependence of bread backing subsi­diary means criteria from the folk nutritional standards and world outlook stereotypes as well as from regional social and economic, natural and geographical factors and peculiarities of material culture.
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Boikos’ pandemonium: categories of evil deceased
In the article have been presented some research-work on peculiarities of Boikos’ traditional demonological notions as for so-called evil deceased; on the basis of field records and ethnological literary sources quite a number of scum categories have been defined as well as essential habits, modes of behavior and functions of these personages of people’s demonology.
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Maternity ritualism by volhynians in publications of the second half XIX to the early XXI cc.
In the article have been considered some basic landmarks for fixing and publication of ethnographic materials on the maternity rites of Volhynia with analytical study in ritual elements, their kinds and territories of origin. The article has also raised a problem of gaps in studies of maternity rites of Ukrainian historio-ethnographic Volhynia.
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