THE ROMAN PATERICON, BULGARIAN FOLKLORE AND THE MOTIF OF THE

РИМСКИЯТ ПАТЕРИК, БЪЛГАРСКИТЕ НАРОДНИ ПРИКАЗКИ И МОТИВЪТ ЗА „ПОДСЛУШАНИЯ ДЯВОЛСКИ СЪБОР“
THE ROMAN PATERICON, BULGARIAN FOLKLORE AND THE MOTIF OF THE "EAVESDROPPING DEVIL'S FAIR"

Author(s): Greta Stoyanova
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Bulgarian Literature, Philology
Published by: Шуменски университет »Епископ Константин Преславски«
Keywords: Dialogues of Pope Gregory; Bulgarian folklore; the eavesdropping devil’s fair

Summary/Abstract: The article comments on the motif of the eavesdropping devil’s fair, which became known in Bulgaria, probably, in the IX century, with the translation of the Dialogues of Pope Gregory (Roman patericon), also spread through the Arched patericon. This motif can also be found in the Bulgarian folklore, as well as in their recognized versions, and as an artistic interpretation. This, somewhat, poses a question of possible influence of the Roman patericon, upon the Bulgarian folklore by using motifs or events. The narrative itself in the Roman patericon is quite similar to the folklore - the storylines are entertaining, with miracles that correspond to some extent to the magical motifs of fairy tales. It is assumed, that the possibility of finding separate stories from the Roman patericon, in the oral culture of monastic society has also been popularized outside of a larger and more diverse audience. In the given folklore, in vitae, in the stories of the Roman patericon, and in the modern interpretations, a common scheme is emerging in the stories, but each narrative is subordinated to the particular specifics of the exhibition, dictated by ideology, historical situations and author's individuality.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 19
  • Page Range: 263-278
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Bulgarian