Этническая культура (Dec 2019)

Representation of the Concept Jumo "God" in Mari Folk Songs

  • Lubov A. Abukaeva

Journal volume & issue
no. 1 (1)
pp. 40 – 44


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The article is devoted to the analysis of the religious views of Mari, which are reflected in such genres of folklore as guest and wedding songs. The purpose of the article is to identify ways and means of representing the concept of humo «god» in Mari folk songs. Research methods: continuous sampling, comparative method, component analysis. Results, discussion. The following characters of the Mari pantheon are represented in the songs: the Bright God, the predecessor, the mother of God, the mother of the earth, the mother of wealth, the angel, the daughter of God, the prophet, the daughter of the prophet, the son of the prophet, and the bridegroom prophet. Conclusion. The content of folk songs also presents some stories from mythology, fragments of religious rites and the foundations of the creed of the Mari traditional religion.