« 2018. #3 (141)

The Ethnology Notebooks. 2018, 3 (141), 671–675

UDK 299.18+398.3+904

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2018.03.671

SIGN OF PLEIADES — SYMBOL OF THE GOD-WINDOWS OF THE UNDERGROUND WORLD

Kyrii Viktor Vladyslavovych, Deputy Editor-in-Chief
of the Drohobych District Newspaper “Frankovyi Krai”,
a Ph.D. (Ph.D., Scientific Supervisor Dr. Stepan Pavlyuk).
Svobody Avenue 15, 79000, Lviv, Ukraine.
Contacts: Tel.(032) 297-01-57; e-mail: ina@mail.lviv.ua

Abstrakt. By analyzing the folk beliefs of the Slavs, the symbolic symbolism of archaeological monuments and individual Slavic names of the constellation of the Pleiades, a connection between the numerical symbols of the Seven and the constellation of the Pleiades, as an archaic symbol with the mythological image of the goddess-leader of the underworld — in his various ethno-cultural variants is established.

Keywords: Trypillian culture, symbolism of the Seven, Pleiades, Volosozhar, Baby-zvizdy, disk from Nebre, Phaistos disk, Great Cretan goddess, dance «Podolyanochka».

Received 19.03.2018

References

Kyrij, V. (2016). Fests’kyj dysk — v etnokul’turnomu konteksti. Deshyfruvannia minojs’koho piktohrafichnoho pys’ma. Drohobych: Posvit [in Ukrainian].
Ko, M. (2007). Majja. Ischeznuvshaja civilizacija: legendy i fakty. Moskva: Centrpoligraf [in Russian].
Muk, O. (2007). Nebesnyj mech nad Atlantidoj. Moskva: Veche [in Russian].
Pavliv, D. (2005). Skarb iz s. Ruda ta deiaki aspekty kul’turnoi praktyky u hal’shtats’kyj period na Zakhodi Ukrainy. Materialy i doslidzhennia z arkheolohii Prykarpattia i Volyni. Issue 9, pp. 257—272. L’viv [in Ukrainian].
Hordijchuk, Mykola. (ed. uporiad). (1991). Perlyny ukrains’koi narodnoi pisni. Pisennyk. Kyiv: Muzychna Ukraina [in Ukrainian].
Servyj. (1996). Kommentaryj k «Eneyde» Verhylyia III 73. In Losev A.F. Myfolohyia hrekov y rymlian. Moskva: Mysl’ [in Russian].
Tolstoj, N.Y.(ed.). (2009). Slavianskye drevnosty: etnolynhvystycheskyj slovar’: v 5 t. (Vol. 4: P—S). Moskva: Mezhdunarodnye. Otnoshenyia [in Russian].
Fedoriv, M. «Obozhnennia rusalky».
Retrieved from: http://rodova-knuga.narod.ru/center_list_0138.html.

Read»

Our authors
Daily bread baking of ukrainians in the south-western ethnographical region at the late XIX to early XXI cc.
The paper has dealt with analytic study in prescriptions, signs, customs, methods, ways of selection, procurement and some peculiarities in usage of subsidiary means — water, firewood and leaves in bread baking. The final aim of the mentioned actions had been (and still is) selection of the means and ingredients fit, by their characteristics, for the backing of bread. The paper has demonstrated dependence of bread backing subsi­diary means criteria from the folk nutritional standards and world outlook stereotypes as well as from regional social and economic, natural and geographical factors and peculiarities of material culture.
Read »

Boikos’ pandemonium: categories of evil deceased
In the article have been presented some research-work on peculiarities of Boikos’ traditional demonological notions as for so-called evil deceased; on the basis of field records and ethnological literary sources quite a number of scum categories have been defined as well as essential habits, modes of behavior and functions of these personages of people’s demonology.
Read »

On field exploration of russian and belarusian ethnologists and etnolinguists in Ukrainian Polisia 1945—1980s
In the study based on a wide range of literary materials have been comprehensively characterised field research in Polisia of Ukraine, performed by Russian and Belarusian ethnologists during 1945—1980s as well as Moscow ethnolinguists and other researchers from ethnologic centres of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus in the course of realization of Ethnolinguistic Atlas of Polisia program. Particular attention has been paid to geography, methods, themes and research results of scientific projects.
Read »

Maternity ritualism by volhynians in publications of the second half XIX to the early XXI cc.
In the article have been considered some basic landmarks for fixing and publication of ethnographic materials on the maternity rites of Volhynia with analytical study in ritual elements, their kinds and territories of origin. The article has also raised a problem of gaps in studies of maternity rites of Ukrainian historio-ethnographic Volhynia.
Read »