Катил Гьорги и Болен Дойчин (За една трансформация на епическия мотив за болния герой).
Език и етнос (Годишник на Асоциация „Онгъл”, Том 11, год. VІІІ). С., изд. РОД, 2013, с. 333-340
Katil Georgi and Bolen Doichin (Regarding a transformation of the epical motive of the ill hero)
In the following article two folklore song motives, which form a part of the context of the famous epical song “Bolen Doichin i Cheren Arap”, are analyzed. There is a common character in both of the motives – “Katil Georgi” (katil – ‘criminal, murderer’). In the first one, the main character is deathly ill, but he rises up “like from the grave” in order to reaffirm his marriage. In the second motive he is represented as a criminal (murderer) who lies down during the day, but fights with dragons during the night, or as a prisoner, who is being tortured in order to say where he got his fortune from. The research reconstructs an united mythoritual plot based on ideas, familiar with those from “Bolen Doichin”.
Language, Linguistics, Literature and Theory of Literature