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FOLK KNOWLEDGE>Lithuanian Ethnoastronomy

Jonas Vaiškūnas
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INTRODUCTION
I. THE STARS
1. The Origin of the Stars
2. Star Names in the Dictionaries
3. Star Names in the Folklore and Ethnographic Compendiums
4. Sietynas (The Pleiades)
II. MOON
1. The Name of the Moon and its Origin
2. Phases of the Moon and its path
3. The Moon and the Farming Calendar
4. The Moon and the Weather
5. The Influence of the Moon on Human
6. Veneration of the Moon. Prayers to the New Moon
7. Relicts of the Lunar Calendar
8. The Moon in Folklore
9. The Place of the Moon in the Ethnocosmological system
III. THE SUN
1. The Origin of the Sun
2. Worship of the Sun
3. Sunrise and Sunset
4. The Sun and the Weather
5. Solar Eclipse
6. The Influence of the Sun onto the Cattle, the Plants and the People
7. The Reflections of the Solar Observations in the Solstice Festival Traditions

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Translated by Lora Tamošiūnienė

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