Kornishina Galina A.,
Doctor of History, Professor of the Department of Russian History, Ogarev Mordovia State University (Saransk, Russia), firstname.lastname@example.org
Pyanzina Olga N.,
Master’s Student, Department of Russian history, Ogarev Mordovia State University, (Saransk, Russia), email@example.com
The article considers agricultural rites of the Finno-Ugric peoples of the Volga-Ural region, which accompanied spring field work. It gives the review of the ceremonial activities characterized by their most important structural elements, participants, as well as the ritual function of some material components of traditional rituals.
Keywords: agricultural rituals; fertility cult; the spring-summer cycle; worshiping; mass celebrations.
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