A Study of Household Spirits of Eastern Europe

Here are a few tidbits about what you can expect to find within the book’s pages: -Unusual noises at night in your attic may be a Talasum or a hungry Stopan.

Author: Ronesa Aveela

Publisher: Bendideia Publishing

ISBN: 9781949397994

Category: Social Science

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GOLD medal winner! 2019 Readers’ Favorite Non-fiction Cultural. Eastern European mythology and folklore contain a rich, colorful blend of Christian and pagan tales, customs, and rituals. Many have lost their original significance, but others are still practiced—especially in remote, rural locations. Household Spirits, the first in a series of books, will take you on a journey to discover nine fascinating house spirits you may never have heard of. Here are a few tidbits about what you can expect to find within the book’s pages: -Unusual noises at night in your attic may be a Talasum or a hungry Stopan. -Sacrificing a black hen and sprinkling its blood in the foundation of a new home keeps the building and occupants safe from evil spirits. -Builders often measure passersby with string or “capture” their shadow in the mortar of a wall to make structures strong. -Forgetting to wash your dishes at night and leaving your house messy anger a Kikimora, and she’ll get her revenge. -Don’t kill a snake because it may be the spirit guardian of your home. -Have you heard of the Bannik? Taking a steam bath will never be the same again after you learn about his habits. That’s not all. You’ll learn historical facts, discover fascinating and horrifying stories, and enjoy beautiful illustrations to gain a complete experience of these elusive house spirits.
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A Study of Dragons of Eastern Europe

Household Spirits is an enlightening nonfiction cultural study in the Spirits and Creatures series. If you like impeccable research, chilling stories, and clever humor, then you'll love Ronesa Aveela's educational folklore series.

Author: Ronesa Aveela

Publisher: Bendideia Publishing

ISBN: 9781949397024

Category: Social Science

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Have you ever wondered if dragons were real? Author Ronesa Aveela grew up in Bulgaria, terrified by tales of dragons capturing beautiful girls for their brides. Her grandmother armed her with protective herbs and performed rituals passed down from generation to generation. Dragons, the third book in the series, takes you across Eastern Europe to discover folkloric beliefs, fairy tales, customs, and rituals about the dragons who once lived in the land, and still do within the hearts of many. You’ll learn historical facts, discover intriguing and horrifying stories, and enjoy beautiful illustrations to gain a complete experience of these magnificent creatures. Here are a few topics you can expect to find within the book’s pages: *Learn about how dragons or the idea of dragons developed. Did they ever exist in some form in the past? *Explore the lives of dragons: their purpose, how they live, how to defeat or appease them. *Discover the stories, facts, and fiction behind several popular dragon slayers. Dragons is an enlightening nonfiction cultural study in the Spirits and Creatures series. If you like impeccable research, chilling stories, and clever humor, then you’ll love Ronesa Aveela’s educational folklore series. Explore the pages of Dragons today to discover a world of wonders.
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A Study of Rusalki Slavic Mermaids of Eastern Europe

The quoted note comes from a discussion of Vasilii Belov's Raising Children According to Doctor Spock, 317 (Воспитание по доктору Споку, 1974, ... A Study of Household Spirits of Eastern Europe, in the Bannik chapter on page 122.

Author: Ronesa Aveela

Publisher: Bendideia Publishing

ISBN: 9781949397987

Category: Social Science

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Seductive. Beautiful. Dangerous! Or are they innocent and looking for love? Discover the allure of Slavic mermaids - Rusalki. If Henry Wadsworth Longfellow had grown up in Eastern Europe, his soul would have longed for the secrets of the rivers, lakes, and marshes, rather than the sea. And the pale, beautiful maidens residing there would have been the ones who sent “a thrilling pulse” through him, instead of the heart of the great ocean. And who are these lovely maidens? … Rusalki, a Slavic version of mermaids. If only the modern-day Ariel from “The Little Mermaid” had been born one of them. She would already have had legs, and not a fish tail, and wouldn’t have had to give up her voice! Well, maybe. It’s more than legs that makes the Rusalki different from what you know about mermaids. · Discover their origins. · Learn how to protect yourself from their enchantments. · Read about terrifying encounters. Through folklore, literature, music, videos, and illustrations, you’ll uncover the secrets of these spirits who have haunted Eastern Europe for centuries. The “Spirits and Creatures” series has been called “brilliant,” “fascinating,” “well researched,” “humorous,” “intriguing,” “engaging,” “lyrically written,” “beautifully organized,” and “informative.” It’s the perfect book for those who want to learn about Eastern European folklore, but don’t want to read a dry, academic book.
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Dragon Village Firebird

Also by Ronesa Aveela Dragon Village The Unborn Hero of Dragon Village Dragon Village Firebird Mystical Emona Mystical Emona: Soul's Journey Spirits & Creatures Series A Study of Household Spirits of Eastern Europe A Study of Rusalki ...

Author: Ronesa Aveela

Publisher: Bendideia Publishing

ISBN: 9781949397109

Category: Fiction

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A desperate plea from a conch begs Theo for help. Can he prevent a catastrophe without losing his own life? It’s been a year since he returned from the mystical land of Dragon Village, and he’s had no word from his dragon father, Zmey. Was the promise to teach Theo about his powers a lie? Has his father abandoned him? Then, Theo discovers that a new menace terrorizes Dragon Village. This time, Theo’s home in the human world is threatened, too. He must learn about his powers on his own and find a way back to defeat his new foe. If Theo fails, the entire world is doomed.
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The Wanderer A Tear and A Smile

... edin bulgarski emigrant (Bulgarian version of The Wanderer) A Study of Household Spirits of Eastern Europe A Study of Rusalki–Slavic Mermaids of Eastern Europe A Study of Vodyanoy – Water Spirit of Eastern Europe (Free gift when you ...

Author: Ronesa Aveela

Publisher: Bendideia Publishing

ISBN: 9781949397970

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Each person is a constant project: changing and adapting—sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. All our lives we wander to find a better place to live or a better job, to learn new skills, to make a discovery, or to invent something of value. Today, technology has removed boundaries. We can easily physically travel to different places in the world, but we can also “bounce” around the virtual space of the web, where we make acquaintances worldwide. In our travels, we build our homes, make new friends, raise our children, attend weddings, and say goodbye to friends and family, sending them to the world beyond. Even thousands of miles from where we were born and raised, we keep our customs and practice the traditions that we have been nourished with. We share them with friends who have a different cultural heritage, upbringing, and faith; and we in turn accept new ones. We must learn to respect other cultures as much as we support people in our own community. Traditions are a great way to teach children the cultural and religious history of mankind by giving them their own identity and roots. Culture is a temple for the human soul. This is what we carry with us as we wander, what we develop as we adapt to the place we choose to call our home.
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Seven Wherewithal Way

... (2001) Spirits, Fairies, Leprechauns, and Goblins : An Encyclopedia by Carol Rose (1996) Russian Fairy Tales by Gillian Avery, with illustrations by Ivan Bilibin (1995) A Study of Household Spirits of Eastern Europe by Ronesa Aveela ...

Author: Samantha-Ellen Bound

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781922626790

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Celeste is having the worst summer ever. Her parents are off on an adventure and she's stuck at Gran's house with her annoying little sister, Esme, and strict instructions to be responsible. Or, as Esme says, boring. So when their eccentric cousin Ferd crash-lands a flying bus in the yard, what choice does Celeste have but to follow Ferd back home to Seven Wherewithal Way? Wherewithal - the waypoint between the many magical realms unreachable from Earth - is bursting with magic and mystery and enchanting creatures. It's Celeste's favourite place in any world. But when something tries to break in through the portal in the pantry - the gateway to the mystical Realm of Forests - Celeste learns that both Wherewithal and her beloved cousin are under threat. If Celeste wants to save her cousin, their home, its inhabitants and possibly even all the realms, she is going to have to find her adventurous side. And she needs to find it fast.
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Llewellyn s 2022 Magical Almanac

A Study of Household Spirits of Eastern Europe. N.p.: Bendideia Publishing, 2019. Chainey, Dee Dee. A Treasury of British Folklore: Maypoles, Mandrakes and Mistletoe. London: National Trust, 2018. [contents] Daniel Moler I watch their ...

Author: Llewellyn

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738767598

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Explore new ways to deepen your magical practice with Llewellyn's 2022 Magical Almanac. For more than thirty years, this almanac has provided useful spells, rituals, and ideas that inspire all levels of practitioners to improve their connection to magical energies and elements. This year's edition features dozens of compelling articles, grouped by element, on staff making, magical reversals, the history and use of the pentacle, how to create a magical threshold, third eye opening, spirit houses, healing waters, frog magic, and more. You'll also be treated to a fantastic coloring section with coloring pages, color correspondences, and two spells to be used with the coloring pages.
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The Tradition of Household Spirits

In my study on place spirits, I provided information on the rites for taking possession of a piece of land collected ... traditions were preserved longest in the countries of Northern and Eastern Europe, mainly in the Baltic countries.

Author: Claude Lecouteux

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620551448

Category: Social Science

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Examines how the ancient customs of constructing and keeping a house formed a sacred bond between homes and their inhabitants • Shares many tales of house spirits, from cajoling the local land spirit into becoming one’s house spirit to the good and bad luck bestowed by mischievous house elves • Explains the meaning behind door and window placement, house orientation, horsehead gables, the fireplace or hearth, and the threshold • Reveals the charms, chants, prayers, and building practices used by our ancestors to bestow happiness and prosperity upon their homes and their occupants Why do we hang horseshoes for good luck or place wreaths on our doors? Why does the groom carry his new bride over the threshold? These customs represent the last vestiges from a long, rich history of honoring the spirits of our homes. They show that a house is more than a building: it is a living being with a body and soul. Examining the extensive traditions surrounding houses from medieval times to the present, Claude Lecouteux reveals that, before we entered the current era of frequent moves and modular housing, moving largely from the countryside into cities, humanity had an extremely sacred relationship with their homes and all the spirits who lived there alongside them--from the spirit of the house itself to the mischievous elves, fairies, and imps who visited, invited or not. He shows how every aspect of constructing and keeping a house involved rites, ceremony, customs, and taboos to appease the spirits, including the choice of a building lot and the very materials with which it was built. Uncovering the lost meaning behind door and window placement, the hearth, and the threshold, Lecouteux shares many tales of house spirits, from the offerings used to cajole the local land spirit into becoming the domestic house spirit to the good and bad luck bestowed upon those who seek the help of the “Little Money Man.” He draws on studies and classic literature from old Europe--from Celtic lands and Scandinavia to France and Germany to the far eastern borders of Europe and into Russia--to explain the pagan roots behind many of these traditions. Revealing our ancestors’ charms, prayers, and practices to bestow happiness and prosperity upon their homes, Lecouteux shows that we can invite the spirits back into our houses, old or new, and restore the sacred bond between home and inhabitant.
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The Oxford Handbook of Animal Studies

The magical characters in fairy tales are not so much deities as local and household spirits such as brownies (Scotland), hobs (England), kobolds (Germany), elves (Northern Europe), trolls (Scandinavia), lars (Rome), domovoi (Eastern ...

Author: Linda Kalof

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199927142

Category: Nature

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Part I. Animals in the landscape of law, politics, and public policy. Animal rights / Gary Francione and Anna Charlton -- Animals in political theory / Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka --,Animals as living property / David Favre -- The human-animal bond / James Serpell -- Animal sheltering / Leslie Irvine -- Roaming dogs / Arnold Arluke and Kate Atema -- Misothery : contempt for animals and nature, its origins, purposes, and repercussions / James B. Mason -- Continental approaches to animals and animality / Ralph Acampora -- Animals as legal subjects / Paul Waldau -- The struggle for compassion and justice through critical animal studies / Carol Gigliotti -- Interspecies dialogue and animal ethics : the feminist care perspective / Josephine Donovan -- Part II. Animal intentionality, agency, and reflexive thinking. Cetacean cognition / Lori Marino -- History and animal agencies / Chris Pearson -- Animals as sentient commodities / Rhoda WilPart I.kie -- Animal work / Jocelyne Porcher -- Animals as reflexive thinkers : the Aponoian paradigm / Mark Rowlands and Susana Monsó -- Part III. Animals as objects in science, food, spectacle, and sport. The ethics of animal research / Bernard Rollin -- The ethics of food animal production / Paul Thompson -- Animals as scientific objects / Mike Michael -- The problem with zoos / Randy Malamud -- Wolf hunting and the ethics of predator control / John Vucetich and Michael P. --Nelson -- Part IV. Animals in cultural representations. Practice and ethics of the use of animals in contemporary art /Joe Zammit-Lucia -- Animals in folklore / Boria Sax -- Part V. Animals in ecosystems. Archaeozoology / Juliet Cluton-Brock -- Animals and ecological science / Anita Guerrini -- Staging privilege, proximity, and "extreme animal tourism" / Jane Desmond -- Commensal species / Terry O'Connor -- Lively cities : people, animals, and urban ecosystems / Marcus Owens and Jennifer Wolch -- Animals in religion / Stephen R.L. Clark
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The BFI Companion to Eastern European and Russian Cinema

... and explores the Russian folk figure of the house spirit in the context of contemporary life . ... co - directed with Felix Mironer in 1956 , is a study , lyrical and melodramatic by turn , of the life of a young woman teacher .

Author: Richard Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838718503

Category: Performing Arts

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This work maps the rich, varied cinema of Eastern Europe, Russia and the former USSR. Over 200 entries cover a variety of topics spanning a century of endeavour and turbulent history from Czech animation to Soviet montage, from the silent cinemas dating back to World War I through to the varied responses to the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia. It includes entries on actors and actresses, film festivals, studios, genres, directors, film movements, critics, producers and technicians, taking the coverage up to the late 1990s. In addition to the historical material of key figures like Eisenstein and Wadja, the editors provide separate accounts of the trajectory of the cinemas of Eastern Europe and of Russia in the wake of the collapse of communism.
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Pressures for reform in the East European economies

study papers. 106 ( B ) DRINKING While many of the particulars in the correspondence between drinking and heart disease 28 ... 30 Table 10 presents estimates of trends in per capita consumption of distilled spirits in Eastern Europe ...

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The American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies for 1994

( Weekly analyses from the Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Research Institute . ) ... German and Western Response to Immigration from the East . ... American Xenophobia and the Slav Immigrant : A Living Legacy of Mind and Spirit . East ...

Author: Maria Gorecki Nowak

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 1563247518

Category: History

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This text provides a source of citations to North American scholarships relating specifically to the area of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. It indexes fields of scholarship such as the humanities, arts, technology and life sciences and all kinds of scholarship such as PhDs.
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Soviet East European Research and Training Act

Hearing Before the Subcommittees on International Security and Scientific Affairs, on International Operations, and on Europe and the Middle East of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on International Security and Scientific Affairs

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ISBN: PURD:32754077256950

Category: Educational exchanges

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Embodied Differences

In East Slav belief systems, bread and bread-baking are linked to a complex of animistic beliefs—the rising of the dough in ... 38 In his ethnographic study of Jewish foods in Eastern Europe, Yiddishe Maykholim, Yehuda Elzet describes a ...

Author: Henrietta Mondry

Publisher: Academic Studies PRess

ISBN: 9781644694879

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book analyzes the ways in which literary works and cultural discourses employ the construct of the Jew’s body in relation to the material world in order either to establish and reinforce, or to subvert and challenge, dominant cultural norms and stereotypes. It examines the use of physical characteristics, embodied practices, tacit knowledge and senses to define the body taxonomically as normative, different, abject or mimetically desired. Starting from the works of Gogol and Dostoevsky through to contemporary Russian-Jewish women’s writing, broadening the scope to examining the role of objects, museum displays and the politics of heritage food, the book argues that materiality can embody fictional constructions that should be approached on a culture-specific basis.
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Human Rights in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union

House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on International Organizations. The young generation of the East Europeans - workers , high school and university students , the growing number of job dropouts and those rejected on ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs

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ISBN: UCR:31210024743302

Category: Civil rights

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Poets Heroes and their Dragons 2 vols

This is significant if in fact the Švot was the spirit of a great , departed ancestor , as is the case with the similar Russian house spirit , the domovoi . And in pre - Christian Armenia spirits that received the honorific šahapet ...

Author: James R. Russell

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004460737

Category: History

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The present volume is a collection of articles published by Professor James R. Russell of Harvard University, in various journals over the past decades.
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Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Gay pride Gaze Gender Gender constructions in the family Gender studies Gendered play Genetics and genetic technologies ... Overview Households and families: Caribbean Households and families: Central and Eastern Europe Households and ...

Author: Cheris Kramarae

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135963156

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.
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Parliamentary Libraries and Research Services in Central and Eastern Europe

That is the spirit that lies beneath the surface of this book. Unfortunately, this little volume describing the library and research services of Central and Eastern Europe is an imperfect vehicle for carrying such a heavy substantive ...

Author: William H. Robinson

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110954098

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the information profession. The series IFLA Publications deals with many of the means through which libraries, information centres, and information professionals worldwide can formulate their goals, exert their influence as a group, protect their interests, and find solutions to global problems.
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The Tragedy of a Generation

The Rise and Fall of Jewish Nationalism in Eastern Europe Joshua M. Karlip. standing “on the threshold” of the ruins of the study house, which he compared to the ruins of the Temple. Returning from the outside world that had rejected ...

Author: Joshua M. Karlip

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674074965

Category: History

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The Tragedy of a Generation is the story of a failed ideal: an autonomous Jewish nation in Europe. It traces the origins of two influential strains of Jewish thought—Yiddishism and Diaspora Nationalism—and documents the waning hopes and painful reassessments of their leading representatives against the rising tide of Nazism and the Holocaust.
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The United States and East Central Europe 1914 1918

A Study in Wilsonian Diplomacy and Propaganda Victor S. Mamatey. lems . Unfortunately , House was wholly unprepared for this kind of work . He kept searching for a magic formula , an open ... I did this in a spirit of sheer deviltry .

Author: Victor S. Mamatey

Publisher: Associated Faculty PressInc

ISBN: UOM:49015000172172

Category: History

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