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Свети Сава и облакогонци
St Sava And The Cloud-Chasers

Author(s): Aleksandar Loma
Subject(s): History
Published by: Vizantološki institut SANU
Keywords: Saint Sava of Serbia; Nomocanon; the Slavs; folklore; oral epics; werevolves; hail-bearing clouds; eclipses; Andrew II of Hungary; Domentian; Theodosius; Vseslav of Polotsk; Zmaj-Ognjeni Vuk; Syrmia (Srem)

Summary/Abstract: A gloss in the Nomocanon of St Sava condemns folk superstitions related to magically provoking hailstorms and eclipses. St Sava’s miracle with the king of Hungary as described in his Vitae seems to go back to the same complex of popular beliefs. Its acceptance by the hagiography was probably due to the influence of the figure of prince magician as common to the Serbian and the Russian oral epics.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 50/2
  • Page Range: 1041-1079
  • Page Count: 39
  • Language: Serbian