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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2017, 1, 123–128

UDK 392.1 (477.86)

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2017.01.123

Received 12.01.2017

THE PRENATAL RITES OF THE DWELLERS OF POKUTTIA: SIGNS, INSTRUCTIONS, WARNINGS

Horoshko-Pohoretska Lesia Myronivna, candidate of sciences in history, senior 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. The prenatal rites of the dwellers of Pokuttia on the basis of the published sources and field materials have been scrutinized in the article. Comparative analysis of ceremonial events allows concluding that considered local version of maternity ritualism has a primordial Ukrainian features and keeping the original expression in the same time.

Keywords: pregnant, baby, birth, signs, warnings, instructions, Pokuttya.

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