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Erketch Tale About Dragons and Wild People
Erketch Tale About Dragons and Wild People

Author(s): Iliyana Garavalova
Subject(s): History, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Customs / Folklore, Oral history, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology
Published by: Институт за балканистика с Център по тракология - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: Dragons; Wild Man / Wild People; Village Erketch (Kozichino); Pomorie Region; “Bear Man”;

Summary/Abstract: The article presents the serpent concept, preserved in the archaic culture of the village of Erketch (Kozichino), Pomorie region. In this conception the dragons are depicted not as a myth but as a reality. The heirs of these serpents have long lived among the people and are always born with tails. Their kind is distinguished from afar, because they are shapely and tall persons. On the other hand, the description of some “wild people” directly corresponds with the idea of “bear man” in another region of Bulgaria, unique by its archaic nature – the Rhodope Mountains.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 151-166
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English