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"Toho stromu poslušen buď!" Uctívání stromů ve starém Finsku.

Title in English Tree Worshipping in Ancient Finland.

KOVÁŘ Michal

Year of publication 2006
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Souvislosti
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Archaeology, anthropology, ethnology
Keywords pre-Christian religion in Finland; tree worshipping
Description Tree worshipping in ancient Finland might be divided in two groups according to position of a tree and a according to its species. There were trees offering security (a yard-tree) with relationship to a dwelling place or to people of a particular grange. On the other hand, most of the trees in woods ment for people rather a danger. In a similar way, the extent or sense of danger or safeness depended upon particular species.

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