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Journal
2010 | 46 | 53-62
Article title

THE CHURL'S WAGON (Sandivanker)

Title variants
Languages of publication
ET
Abstracts
EN
Suur Vanker ('the Great Wain' in Estonian, the Big Dipper) is a commonly known constellation in Estonia. In addition to Suur Vanker, the astronym Hunt Harja korval 'Wolf beside the Ox' is one of the oldest written recordings of ethno-astronomic designations. The tale about farmer Peedu and his wagon, formalised and elaborated by Jakob Hurt based on his collections, has been printed in school textbooks since the issuing of Mihkel Kampmann's reading book, Kooli lugemise raamat at the beginning of the previous century. Thus, the story is widely known and has been simultaneously considered an Estonian astral myth.
Journal
Year
Volume
46
Pages
53-62
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Andres Kuperjanov, Estonian Literary Museum, Vanemuise 42, 51003 Tartu, Estonia
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
11EAAAAA09463
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.3c0f80d4-d8aa-3791-b2b3-ecfdcad8cb42
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