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Popular Cosmogony and Beliefs about Celestial Bodies in the Culture of the Hungarians from Romania

Zsigmond, Győző (2003) Popular Cosmogony and Beliefs about Celestial Bodies in the Culture of the Hungarians from Romania. Acta Ethnographica Hungarica, 48 (3-4). pp. 421-439. ISSN 1216-9803

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Abstract

The paper is an analysis and synthesis of the beliefs and knowledge of the Hungarians from Romania concerning the genesis of the world and the celestial bodies (sky, Earth, Sun, Moon, stars, rainbow); furnishing new details about the whole popular cosmogony of the Hungarians living in the Eastern part of the Carpathian basin. The author tries to present a comprehensive aspect of this domain based on fieldwork and the literature. He also refers to most recent beliefs such as ideas connected to landing on the Moon.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation / földrajz, antropológia, kikapcsolódás > GT Manners and customs / néprajz, szokások, hagyományok
Depositing User: xBarbara xBodnár
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2017 07:23
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2017 07:23
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/57315

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