STEL’NIK E.V. On reconstruction of Byzantine conception of death. The name of Charon in the context of folklore thanatology

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu4.2011.1.8

Stel’nik Eugeny Viktorovich

Postgraduate student, Department of Archeology and Foreign history,

Volgograd State University

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Abstract. The article highlights the results of reconstruction of Byzantine folk conception of death. Folklore
components of image Charon are considered to be fundamental, but existing simultaneously with both
pagan and Christian official mythological notions.

Key words: Byzantine Empire history, folk religiousness, thanatology, Charon, folklore.

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