T. V. Pashkova (Petrozavodsk, Russia). Names, classification and social portrait of the sorcerer in the Karelian environment

Names, classification and social portrait of the sorcerer in the Karelian environment

Pashkova Tatiana V.,
Candidate Sc. {Philology}, Associate Professor, Department of Baltic-Finnish Philology, Petrozavodsk State University (Petrozavodsk, Russia), tvp-1979@mail.ru

The author compares the terminology naming a sorcerer in various dialects of the Karelian language and defines his social portrait.

Keywords: sorcerer; ethno-linguistics; beliefs; Karelian traditional medicine; paganism; Christianity.

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