Myth and Mentality

Myth and Mentality

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Myth and Mentality. Studies in Folklore and Popular Thought. Edited by Anna-Leena Siikala
Finnish Literature Society
Studia Fennica, Folkloristica 8
Tampere 2002, 317 pp.


This collection of articles works from the premise that the cultural models which shape mentalities give rise to manifest expressions of culture, including folklore. These models also become embedded in the representations appearing in folklore, and are handed down from one generation to the next. The topics of the book cover age-old myths and world views, concepts of witchcraft and the Devil stretching back to the Middle Ages, and the values and collective emotions of Finnish and Hungarian agrarian communities.

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ISBN 951-746-371-5
ISSN 1235-1946