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Journal
2011 | 47 | 119-124
Article title

ABOUT FEMALE DEITIES IN THE MYTHOLOGY OF FINNO-UGRIC PEOPLES (Naisjumalatest soome-ugri rahvaste mutoloogias)

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The most widespread female deity in world mythologies is the Goddess of the Earth, known among Finno-Ugric peoples as Mother Earth. Research presumes that the cult of Mother Earth is relatively recent in origin, and somewhat associated with and related to the development of agriculture. Still, the religion of Finno-Ugric peoples comprises abundant other female deities whose help and assistance women can account for when in need. Moreover, among those Finno-Ugric peoples whose tillage culture is less developed, the goddess of the Earth can sometimes obtain even cosmogonic functions. The article gives an overview of Finno-Ugric female deities, their functions and the ways to sustain the favour of gods.
Journal
Year
Volume
47
Pages
119-124
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ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Nina Yurchenkova, Mordovia State Pedagogical Institute named after M. E. Evseveva, Studencheskaja str 11a, 430007 Saransk, Russia
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CEJSH db identifier
11EAAAAA094614
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.21a6d49a-ef31-3328-ab22-25dcc5302888
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