Lexicon of Baltic Mythology

Authors

BLAŽEK Václav BĚŤÁKOVÁ Marta

Year of publication 2021
Type Monograph
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Citation
Description The monograph represents an alphabetically arranged lexicon of mythological terms of Baltic mythology. The terms are analyzed in their historical and ethnological context and in perspective of their etymology. They were preserved in numerous chronicles, usually written in non-Baltic languages, namely Latin, German, Old Russian, and Old Polish. Their second important source is hidden in Lithuanian and especially Latvian folk songs called dainas. Portions of both primary texts and folklore are included within the individual entries. The recently formulated interpretations of Lithuanian and Latvian mythologists are also taken in ac
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