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Perceptions of landscape
The triad of gods Perun, Veles, and Moko
arenarrowly linked to the characteristics of Slavlandscapes. Perun was linked with sky and highmountains, Veles was god of the underground ...more...
When the world was created
In Slovenian folk tradition there are also creationmyths. Jakob Kelemina in his collection
Bajke in pripovedke slovenskega ljudstva
has selectedseveral versions of the way Slovenian peopleexplained the earth and mankind. Later Zmago
mitek added to the collection of myhs.more...
How it came to be
In the rich Slovenian folk tale tradition there aremany different types of tales. Very significant,attractive and often humourous are the tales of howthings came to be. We are presenting the tale of how the rocky Kras region of Slovenia, and theVilenica cave.more...
The Other World
In his article Perceptions of Landscapes, Zmago
mitek speaks of wealth and diversity in theSlovenian folk tradition, of the imagined, dream,fantastic, utopian, fairy-tale places ...more...
Tales of three rivers
Tales about rivers have a special place in Slovenian tradition. Theyreflect the fondness the Slovenian people have towards their majorrivers and express the gratitude and appreciation for the prosperitythey bring to their land.more...
Kresnik appears to be the fire god, the son of thesun god, or in later tradition a powerful hero withmagic powers. The word Kresnik derives fromkres/bonfire and the bonfires of midsummersolstice.more...
The legend of Goldenhorn/Zlatorog, the whitesteinbock with golden horns, is one of the bestknown Slovenian tales. His realm are the heights of Slovenia’s legendary mountain, Triglav, wheretended by White women or Vile (fairies), he guardsgreat treasures.more...
The White Serpent
The white serpent / bela ka
a occupies a significant place in