IMMMORTALITY IN THE CONTEXT OF COSMOGONY IN SERBIAN FOLKTALE BASH CHELIK AND RUSSIAN FOLKTALE KOSCHEI THE DEATHLESS

  • Eva Premk Bogataj Ljubljana, Slovenia
Keywords: Separable soul, cosmogony, Bash Chelik, Koschei the Deathless

Abstract

The article presents a widespread indo-European and worldwide fairytale motif of the external or separate/separable soul in a Serbian and a Russian fairytale. Both antiheros Bash Chelik and Koschei the Deathless are immortal for their souls are hidden in a secret place. As long as their soul stays untouched, they are invincible. As we tend to demonstrate by presenting the context of cosmogonic symbols, the place where their soul is hidden is of right the locality of the beginning of the Universe and life itself.

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Published
2019-10-21
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Literature in Intercultural Context