KEY PERSONS OF HARVESTING RITUALITY OF UKRAINIANS (on the data of South- Western Historic-Ethnographic Macro-region of Ukraine)

Volodymyr Konopka


The article is devoted to the analysis of the reaping rituality of Ukrainians to demonstrate its close relationship with Old Slavonic ones, and partly with Indo-European mental constants, which has a pre-Christian basis. Thus, memorial motifs (honouring of the dead ancestors for their assistance to living descendants of reach yield) extremely clearly occurs in the reaping rituality.

KEY WORDS: rituals, reaping, memorial motifs.


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