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Title: Demony kobiece w literaturze bizantyńskiej
Authors: Wójcik-Owczarek, Katarzyna
Advisor: Marciniak, Przemysław
Keywords: literatura bizantyjska; demony; kobieta
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Katowice : Uniwersytet Śląski
Abstract: The thesis’ aim is to demonstrate not only the evolution, but also means of representation and various functions of Byzantine female demons. The thesis discusses a selection of texts (from antiquity to late Byzantine times) concerning female demons, notorious for killing newborn babies and harming women during pregnancy, labour or immediately after it, as well as demonesses, whose main task was to tempt men. Although these female demons had originated from beliefs in different cultures, had different names, they possessed identical attributes, e.g. they appeared in similar situations, had also common traits of appearance and skills: polymorphism or flying. The first chapter serves as a background for the next two chapters. It is a presentation of the female demons of the ancient world: Mesopotamia, Israel, Greece and Rome. The second chapter is an analysis of a late antique text, the so called Testament of Solomon. The third chapter is dedicated to Gello – a demoness, whose origins may be traced back to no less than VII century BC (where her name was mentioned for the first time in a poem by Sappho), and who enjoyed great popularity in Byzantium, remains well-known and is still present in tchem folklore of many countries, whose culture is genealogically connected with the Byzantine/Orthodox tradition.
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