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Title: Edin star bylgarski obred i magičeskata sila na dumite
Other Titles: An Ancient Bulgarian Ritual and the Magic Power of Words
Authors: Kitanova, Marija
Keywords: ritual
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM
Citation: Poznańskie Studia Slawistyczne, 2012, nr 3, s. 89–96.
Abstract: The ritual „Gramada” is a typical tradition of the Bulgarian ethnic territories that appeared between the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. It represents a symbolic way of „escorting” (a sort of symbolic funeral) of a dead man, who committed an act unacceptable for the community, upon the world of the dead. The „Gramada” ceremony is observed as piling up some stones on a sacral place so they can form (create) a barrier between the sinner and the righteous. During the ritual, symbolic words and acts are performed as a verbal and nonverbal act of magic. It reveals the belief of the traditional Bulgarian people in the magical power of words.
ISBN: 978-83-232-2473-0
ISSN: 2084-3011
Appears in Collections:Poznańskie Studia Slawistyczne, 2012, nr 3

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