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People's belief in north west Croatia


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Galović, Darja. (2017). People's belief in north west Croatia. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology. [mentor Grbić, Jadranka].

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Subject of this diploma thesis is the belief in the supernatural and supernatural beings in northwestern Croatia. Described beliefs are from records that were collected from the end of the 19th century by the beginning of the 21st century. At the very beginning the transition from the Slavic religion to Catholicism in Croatian rural areas is explained, and therefore the circumstances in which to develop faith in the supernatural. Most famous supernatural creatures are described in details - fairies, witches and mora. Other supernatural beings are mentioned - dragon, pasoglavac, werewolf, medivančići and mrak, and also beliefs on another world and of nature. In the last part of thesis are presented some information about the life and interpersonal relationships in three areas of northwestern Croatian in which the previously mentioned belief were recorded, based on texts from the Almanac of public life and customs. These records are listed in order to gain a complete picture of the circumstances in which these beliefs arose and came to life.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: supernatural, beings, village, beliefs
Subjects: Ethnology and cultural anthropology
Departments: Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Supervisor: Grbić, Jadranka
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2018 13:24
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2018 11:01

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