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Migrating Fabulous Half-Birds? Sirens and Sirin
Мигрирующие сказочные полу-птицы? Сирены и Сирин

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Molina Moreno, Francisco (2014) Migrating Fabulous Half-Birds? Sirens and Sirin. Palaeoslavica, 22 (1). pp. 233-246. ISSN 1070-5465

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Abstract

En este trabajo examinamos las relaciones entre las sirenas de la mitología clásica y el ave Sirin del folklore ruso. A pesar de las similitudes entre los nombres y la fisonomía de esos seres imaginarios, existen también algunas llamativas diferencias, que pueden deberse al influjo de otras creencias populares eslavas. Sugerimos que criaturas parecidas a las sirenas podían existir ya en el folklore eslavo antes de que los eslavos tuvieran noticia de las sirenas de la mitología clásica.

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In this paper we deal with the relationship between the sirens of classical mythology and the Sirin bird of Russian folklore. Despite all similarities between the names and appearance of those fabulous beings, there are some striking differences between them, which can be due to the influence of other Slavic folk beliefs. We suggest that siren-like creatures could already exist in Slavic folklore before the Slavs' getting acquainted with the sirens of classical mythology.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sirenas, ave Sirin, folklore ruso, mitología clásica, literatura rusa medieval, traducciones de literatura griega y bizantina al ruso antiguo, arte ruso medieval, mitología eslava.
Palabras clave (otros idiomas):Sirens, Sirin bird, Russian folklore, classical mythology, medieval Russian literature, translations of Greek and Byzantine literature into Old Russian, medieval Russian art, Slavic mythology.
Subjects:Humanities > Art history > Greek art
Humanities > Art history > Medieval art
Humanities > Religion > Mythology
Humanities > Philology > Literature
Humanities > Philology > Greek philology
Humanities > Philology > Philology/other philologies
ID Code:27173
Deposited On:24 Oct 2014 10:21
Last Modified:12 Apr 2019 08:30

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