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Despre ritualistica funerară românească
Romanian funerary ceremony

Author(s): Loredana-Maria Ilin-Grozoiu
Subject(s): History, Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life
Published by: Institutul Patrimoniului Cultural al Academiei de Științe a Moldovei
Keywords: cult of the dead; immortality of the soul; Christian tradition; folk tradition; funerary ceremony; Oltenia

Summary/Abstract: Keeping almost unchanged the funeral rites and rituals, from ancient times until nowadays, is explained though the belief that any deviation from the norm could trigger the loss of the efficiency of „passing away”, a belief that imposed itself over all the traditions, with differentcoercive power. Therefore, archaic gestures, ceremonial acts, beliefs and funeral ritual songs are still found and continue to be performed in most of the folkloric areas of our country.

  • Issue Year: XX/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 27-31
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Romanian