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Spiel um Leben und Tod in georgischen Volksmärchen
The Play of Life and Death in Georgian Folktales

Author(s): Elene Gogiashvili
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Studies of Literature, German Literature, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: folktale; magic tale; realistic tale; children’s games; mythology
Summary/Abstract: The article gives an account of Georgian folktales and traditional children’s games, representing the fight between light and darkness. An overview of folkloric material outlines the characteristics and transformations of some archaic motifs in magic tales, realistic tales and traditional games. This article shows how a mythological motif can be transformed in folk traditions and what correlation may folktales have with children’s games.

  • Page Range: 87-94
  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English, German