Mythologized Image of Moroz (Frost) in Russian Folklore and Literature of the 19th – Early 20th Centuries
© Larisa B. Martynenko
Cand. Sci. (Folklore Studies), Assoc. Prof., Department of the History of Russian Literature, Literary Theory and Criticism, Kuban State University
© Sergey S. Avdeev
Student, Philological Faculty, Kuban State University, Krasnodar, Russia
Аbstract: In this article the mythologized image of Moroz in various genres of the Russian folklore and also in V. F. Odoevsky’s, N. A. Nekrasov’s, A. P. Chekhov’s and S. A Yesenin’s works is considered. The conclusion is drawn that the Russian writers and poets relying on national mythological ideas about Moroz interpreted this character and its interaction with the human person in their own way.
Keywords: Frost, ceremony, ritual sentences, riddles, sayings, proverbs, fairy tales, variability, contamination, archaic elements, mythological ideas.
Article information: Received on July 28, 2015, signed by the print, volume 2 / 2015 on September 29, 2015, published on September 30, 2015.
Full bibliographic reference to the article: Martynenko, L. B., and Avdeev, S. S., Mifologizirovannyy obraz Moroza v russkom fol’klore i literature XIX – nachala XX veka (Mythologized Image of Moroz (Frost) in Russian Folklore and Literature of the 19th – Early 20th Centuries), Naslediye Vekov, 2015, no. 2, pp. 24-30. http://old.heritage-magazine.com//wp-content/uploads/2015/10/2015_2_Martynenko_Avdeev.pdf . Accessed Month DD, YYYY.