« 2017. #2 (134)

The Ethnology Notebooks. 2017, 2 (134), 341—354

UDK 398.431

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2017.02.341

TRADITIONAL CONCEPTIONS ABOUT DOMESTIC SPIRITS AT POKUTTIA (On materials from the Horodenka district of Ivano­Frankivsk region)

Halaichuk Volodymyr, Candidate of Sciences in History, Associate Professor

of the Department of Ethnology,

Ivan Franko National University of Lviv,

Universytetska Street 1, 79000, Lviv, Ukraine.

Contacts: e-mail: clio@lnu.edu.ua

Abstract. Traditional beliefs of Pokuttia residents about domestic spirits are illustrated in the article on the basis of ethnographic materials. It is marked that the basic on the inspected territories is a type of a goblin purchased from little chicken egg («znosok»), or by other method, as a spirit­enriching that distinctly gravitates to character of devil.

Keywords: Pokuttia, demonology, beliefs, domestic spirits, spirit­enriching, domovyk (goblin), caress, grasssnake.

Received 27.03.2017


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