"Ezer telik, ezer nem, kő kövön nem marad." : előjelek, jövendölések a mondákban

Landgraf Ildikó: "Ezer telik, ezer nem, kő kövön nem marad." : előjelek, jövendölések a mondákban. In: Idő és emlékezet : tanulmányok az időről az ezredfordulón, (14). pp. 49-56. (2005)

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Stories about predictions of war and catastrophes form a rich subgroup of Hungarian legends. These stories are mostly on the verge of the genres, belief legend and historical legend. Several variants of the legend are known all over the Carpathian Basin in which the Halley Comet, frequent meteor showers, and other rare astronomical phenomena are interpreted as the omens (heavenly signs) of world wars. Sometimes, in the stories interpreting the predictions of great historical events and changes, epidemics and famines, the end-of-theworld-feeling is also expressed. One specific type of the miner legends is the stories interpreting signs warning of disasters in mines (animals, strange voices, ghosts and other warnings of the coming danger). Besides great historical changes, the arrival of great men and extraordinary heroes were also predicted in the narratives. The characteristic feature of the heroes in historical legends is that the circumstances of their birth predicts their future greatness, the legend foretells their fates, the hero's birth is signalled by a star, he is born with a caul or with one more finger. All the hard historical times had their own heroes to help their peoples. The hero's birth can be anticipated from certain signs, it is awaited, his future great deeds are foretold (see Kossuth, Petőfi, the outlaws, etc.). The faith in re-emerging, immortal heroes (a rich thematic group of historical legends) is connected to this very expectation.

Item Type: Book Section
Other title: "A thousand passes, a thousand does not, everything will be razed to the ground" : omens, prophecies in legends
Journal or Publication Title: Idő és emlékezet : tanulmányok az időről az ezredfordulón
Date: 2005
Volume: 14
ISSN: 1419-1288
ISBN: 963 7510 29 X
Page Range: pp. 49-56
Series Name: Szegedi vallási néprajzi könyvtár
Language: Hungarian, English
Related URLs: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/69835/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vallástudomány, Népi vallásosság
Additional Information: Bibliogr. : p. 55-56. és a lábjegyzetekben ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 06. Humanities
06. Humanities > 06.03. Philosophy, ethics and religion
Date Deposited: 2020. Sep. 03. 10:13
Last Modified: 2022. Feb. 02. 09:11
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/69883

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