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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2018, 3 (141), 577–585

UDK 394.262.5 (477.86)

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2018.03.577

RITUAL USE OF WATER IN CHRISTMAS AND EPIPHANY RITUALITY OF POKUTTIA DWELLERS

Serebriakova Olena Heorhiivna, candidate of sciences in history, junior research fellow of the department of the modern ethnology of the Institute of Ethnology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
Svobody Avenue 15, 79000, Lviv, Ukraine.
Contacts: Tel. (067)7117846; e-mail: o-sereb@ukr.net

Abstrakt. The traditions related to the ceremonial use of water in the winter cycle of holidays of inhabitants of Pokuttia are analyzed. The cleansing, wounding, curative, producing, marriage orientation of the rituals with water was revealed. In some common phenomena there is a combination of different functions.

Keywords: water, Pokuttia, Holy Evening, New Year, Jordan, washing, sprinkling, treatment, cleaning, guard, magic properties.

Received 13.04.2018

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