« 2018. #5 (143)

The Ethnology Notebooks, 2018, № 5 (143), 1211—1222

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2018.05.1211

Received  04.07.2018

THE CORRELATION OF RITUALS AND TEXTS IN KUPALA RITES OF VOLYN WITH EOROPEAN TRADITIOS

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3466-7685

Kelemen Julia, competitor of department

of Ukrainian literature of the East Europe national university

of the name of Lesia Ukrainian

Pr. of Will, 13, Lutsk, Volyn area, 43000

Contacts: e-mail: kelemenyulia@gmail.com; tel. 0931106600 та 0978464393

Abstrakt. The research is focused on the matter of correspondence of Kupala rites and the texts that illustrate them on the territory of ethnographic Volyn. The analysis proves that ceremonial song can stay in people’s memory longer than the ritual itself, therefore it can help depict the content of the ritual. The comparison with similar customs of other European nations can help understand the semantics of the rites and their place in the people’s calendar.

Keywords: Kupala folklore, ethnographic Volyn, ceremonial text, «kupnyj (love) sin», ritual marriage, ritual hetaerism, may king, may queen, ritual sacrifice.

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