Вихрь в демонологических представлениях украинцев

Vladimiras Galaičiukas


The article deals the beliefs about the whirlwind in Ukrainian demonology. On the basis of the empiric materials the аuthor considered the features of human behavior at a meeting with whirlwind and consequent after contact’s with him; retraces whirlwind’s connection with other mythological characters – a devil, a sorcerer, a witch, self-murderer spirits and others.Key words: demonology, beliefs, whirlwind, devil, spirit of deceased.


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