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Slavic Goddesses - Marzanna, Devana, Dzydzilelya, Matka Gabia, Oynyena Maria, Marzyana, Percunatel, Lada, Kupala, Zorya, Mother Earth, Vesna (Paperback) Loot Price: R276
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Slavic Goddesses - Marzanna, Devana, Dzydzilelya, Matka Gabia, Oynyena Maria, Marzyana, Percunatel, Lada, Kupala, Zorya, Mother...
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Slavic Goddesses - Marzanna, Devana, Dzydzilelya, Matka Gabia, Oynyena Maria, Marzyana, Percunatel, Lada, Kupala, Zorya, Mother Earth, Vesna (Paperback)

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Chapters: Marzanna, Devana, Dzydzilelya, Matka Gabia, Oynyena Maria, Marzyana, Percunatel, Lada, Kupala, Zorya, Mother Earth, Vesna, Dodola, Zaria, iva, Zeme, Z ota Baba, O wiena, Mokosh, Kostroma, ywie, Zislbog. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 63. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Lada or Lado is a fakeloric Slavic pagan deity of harmony, merriment, youth, love and beauty which almost certainly never existed in the ancient Slavic pantheon. It is perhaps the finest example of misconception, confusion or pure invention caused by romanticised or neopagan attempts at reconstruction of old Slavic mythology through unskilled or uncritical interpretations of Slavic folklore. The deity Lada was mostly an invention of the Renaissance, when many Slavic humanists and historians, following the trend started by their Italian, French and English colleagues, became increasingly interested in ancient mythologies. Many of them, most notably Polish and Czech writers, even attempted to reconstruct the forgotten Slavic pantheon. Even though their basic idea - to look for forgotten pre-Christian elements in folk songs and customs - did have some merit, most of their results were simply disastrous. For instance, both the early medieval Czech historian Cosmas of Prague and the 15th century Polish historian Jan Dugosz came to the conclusion that the pagan Slavs worshipped Jupiter, Mars and a number of other obviously Latin gods. In some cases, when nothing outstandingly non-Christian could be found in surviving folklore, old Slavic gods were invented to fill the gaps. This practice of Slavic fakelore continued well into the 20th century. In the early 15th century, the Statute of Krakow forbid the singing of certain "pagan songs," which were heard at folk summer festivities, because they mentioned the n...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=380595

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 64
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-96277-0
Barcode: 9781156962770
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LSN: 1-156-96277-3

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