Materials for the Studies of Candlemas in Polesie: The Magic Uses of Consecrated Candles in the Calendar and the Family Ritual Cycles

Publication type Article
Status Published
Occupation: Science researcher
Affiliation: N.N. Miklouho-Maclay Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences
Address: , Moscow, Russian Federation
Journal nameSlavianovedenie
EditionIssue 3

In the traditional culture of Polessie special part belongs to the candles consecrated on the day of Candlemas held on 2/15 of February. These candles are used in the family-life  cycles, calendric,  agricultural and occasional rites, in multiple magic acts  aiming at producing safety and health. The article is based on the data from the Polessian archive and field materials of the author.

KeywordsCandlemas, candles, thunder, family rites, calendar, agricultural cycle of rituals.
Publication date29.06.2023
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