Thunder and Lightning in Folk Beliefs in Belgrade and Its Surroundings Cover Image

Грмљавине и муње у народном веровању у Београду и околини
Thunder and Lightning in Folk Beliefs in Belgrade and Its Surroundings

Author(s): Milan M. Radovanović, Vesna Marjanović, Nedeljko Todorović
Subject(s): Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Sociology of Culture
Published by: Матица српска
Keywords: folk beliefs; thunder and lightning; Belgrade

Summary/Abstract: Transmission of folk traditions and beliefs related to lightning strikes, the appearance of lightning, lightning in the sky, etc., as far as we know, has not been noted in our literature in terms of foundation on the real, observed data. In order to de¬termine how much the traditions related to the mentioned phenomena are based on the reasonable grounds, the analysis of the occurrence of thunder and lightning was carried out for the period 1975–2009 for the Meteorological Observatory in Belgrade. The results should be taken conditionally, because the relatively limited space they refer to, as well as because of the climate changes that reflected differently, particularly in relation to the observed period of time.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 149
  • Page Range: 929-940
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Serbian