« 2017. #6 (138)

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

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Received 23.10.2017


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.

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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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