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The Amalgam of Real (Geographical) and Unreal (Tale-Mythical) Objects in the Universe of Spirit [In Bulgarian]

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Author(s): G. Simeonova

Journal: Venets : The Belogradchik Journal for Local History, Cultural Heritage and Folk Studies
ISSN 1314-0426

Volume: 1;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 347;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Civilization | Ethnography | Folktales | Folk songs | Geography | Linguistic | Mythology | Sacted places

ABSTRACT
This article studies interesting and little known in Bulgarian ethnography problem – the sacred mountain. The author establishes the mountain as a geographical fact (Kajlas, the Balkan mountain, the Pirin mountain, the Rila mountain, the Rhodopes) and as an image in tall stories, folktales, folk songs, myths. The research refers to archaeological, geographical, mythological, linguistic and ethnographical sources of knowledge. The article shows how the myth of holly place functioned under the condition of the Bulgarian traditional culture.
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