Perun Hardback

The God of Thunder

by Ferdinand Von Mueller; Joseph Krafczik; Mark Yoffe;

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The fame of nineteenth-century Russian folklorist Aleksandr Afanas'ev is primarily based upon his work as a collector and editor of Russian folk tales. However, his role as an outstanding scholar of Slavic mythology and folk beliefs is often sadly overlooked. This book, based on A. N. Afanas'ev's fundamental study, "Poetic Views of the Slavs toward Nature, and inspired by the wealth of knowledge it contains, attempts to reconstruct the ancient Slavic pantheon in the way it was seen by Afanas'ev. It dedicates particular attention to one pagan Slavic deity of paramount importance--Perun, the God of Thunder. Perun's role among other Slavic deities is examined, as are: his relation to similar mythological figures in Indic, Classical, Germanic, and other mythologies; his mythological roots, attributes, relationships to the world of animals, plants; and meteorological phenomena. A special chapter shows how, often quite unexpectedly, Perun's presence manifests itself in popular works of Russian literature.

Perun by Ferdinand Von Mueller; Joseph Krafczik; Mark Yoffe was published by Peter Lang Publishing Inc in May 2003. The ISBN for Perun is 9780820441207.

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Details for Perun

Page last updated 27th July 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc (May 2003)
Number of Pages118
Height230 mm
Width160 mm
Product Code4055949
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