RUSSIAN FOLK RIDDLES ABOUT THE SKY AS A REFLECTION OF THE SLAVIC MYTHIC VIEW

Abstract: 

On the basis of Russian folk riddles the author reconstructs the mythic view of the sky and the orbs seen in it. Specific characteristics of the described objects (colour, statics, dynamics, number) are analyzed as known a priori to the representatives of the nation due to their frequency in other paremiological units.

Key words: 

paremiological fund, riddle, myth, sky.

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