"Nem lehet elmondani, mennyi szép színű virág van, egyik szebb a másiknál". Sajátosságok a gyimesi népi növény- és növényzetismeretben
"More Kinds of Beautiful Flowers than One Can Tell": The Popular Botanical Knowledge from the Gyimes Region

Author(s): Zsolt Molnár, Dániel Babai
Subject(s): Customs / Folklore
Published by: Korunk Baráti Társaság
Keywords: Hungarian folklore; nature; botany; popular science; Hidegségpataka (Valea Rece); Gyimes mountains

Summary/Abstract: The study deals with one of the most important aspects of the reltionship between man and nature, i.e. (popular) botanical knowledge. Scientific concerns have mainly focused on the medicinal uses of plants, largely neglecting the peculiarities of popular knowledge about botanical species and traditional ecological worldviews. The authors conduct their research in these new directions, analyzing the popular botanical knowledge shared by the inhabitants of Hidegségpataka (Romanian: Valea Rece), a small villaga from the Gyimes (Ghimeş) mountains.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 56-62
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Hungarian