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Mitske predaje u suvremenim pripovijedanjima širokobriješkog kraja
Mythical Traditions in Contemporary Narratives in the Region of Široki Brijeg

Author(s): Ivana Marinović
Subject(s): Customs / Folklore, Ethnohistory, Oral history, Croatian Literature, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology
Published by: Franjevačka teologija Sarajevo
Keywords: oral literature; mythical teachings; tales; motives; national beliefs;

Summary/Abstract: Oral traditions are a special kind of story whose main feature is belief in the truth of its content. The work Mythical traditions in contemporary narratives of the region of Široki Brijeg was written thanks to the field research work with narrators, their interests and knowledge, after which it can be concluded which events or persons and mythological beings mostly intrigued folk creator and encourage him to further create or pass on traditions. The central area of work deals with the classification and analysis of the already published and collected oral-literary texts, based on the principle of similarity and variety of themes, motifs and symbols within the mythical surrender. The aim of the work is to emphasize the importance of rich oral and literary heritage, which is an important component of intangible cultural heritage. Ethnological field research has shown that all kinds of traditions are represented in this area, but in different proportions, especially in favor of the mythical surrender, because of the occupations they wished once but today, especially for their purpose: explaining strange events. The long-lasting oral tradition sprang around people, places, people, events and experiences deeply integrated into the nation’s memory. A number of examples are enough to point to the aesthetic and life function featuring different genres of surrender, rich folklore and other motifs that we can associate with other oral-literary species.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 50
  • Page Range: 293-316
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Croatian