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Images of English giants: at the intersection of mythological traditions

Author Plakhova O. A.
Pages 74-80
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Keywords Scandinavian mythology, Celtic mythology, Classical mythology, mythological personage, English folk tale discourse.
Abstract (summary) The present paper describes the influence of Scandinavian, Celtic and Classical mythological traditions on the characters of giants in English folk tale discourse. The elements of archaic beliefs are represented in the inner form of nominations and attributes of folk tale giants. Borrowed motifs are subjected to varying degrees of transformation in folk tale discourse and depend upon cultural and historical development of the English ethnos.
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