Biblical Motifs in the Romanian Folklore and their Cultural Relevance. On the Ballad „Nunta Soarelui” (The Marriage of the Sun) Cover Image
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Motive biblice în folclorul românesc şi importanţa lor culturală. Pe baza baladei „Nunta Soarelui”
Biblical Motifs in the Romanian Folklore and their Cultural Relevance. On the Ballad „Nunta Soarelui” (The Marriage of the Sun)

Author(s): Ion Taloş
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Renaşterea Cluj
Keywords: the ballad “The Marriage of the Sun”, the Bible, Dante, the Middle Ages

Summary/Abstract: After presenting the ballad and listing prior approaches and interpretations, the author compares some of the motifs he identifi es in the ballad (the ladder to the sky, the rod of the Sun, the description of heaven and hell, the keys of heaven, fat cows and thin cows, infernal punishment, white birds and black birds, the barbel) with texts in the Bible, showing that the fi rst–probably, if not certainly–are of biblical origin. As the ballad brings into discussion theological issues also present in Dante’s The Divine Comedy, the author concludes that the Romanian ballad is originated in the same mentality and the same medieval Roman thinking as Dante’s work (12th-14th centuries).

  • Issue Year: IV/2010
  • Issue No: 09
  • Page Range: 24-33
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Romanian