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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2017, 6 (138), 1433—1438

UDK 299.18+398.3+930.85

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2017.06.1433

Received 23.10.2017

ETNOCULTURAL IDENTITY OF SIMARELLA (SIMARGLA)

Kyrii Viktor Vladyslavovych, Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Kyrii Viktor Vladyslavovych, Deputy Editor-in-Chief

of the Drohobych District Newspaper “Frankovyi Krai”,

Finder of a Ph.D. degree

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

Abstract. The issue of ethnocultural identification of a deity is investigated, the idol of which was staged by Vladimir the Great alongside the idols of the main gods of the ancient Rus pantheon. The author shows a new («Varangian») version of the identification of «Semargl».

Keywords: Simargl, Simurg; Senmurv; Sim and Regl, Iranian version; the pantheon of Vladimir the Great; the Pragermanic language; Scandinavian mythology; the Vikings.

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