Janashia, N. S.. The Religious beliefs of the Abkhasians

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Title: The Religious beliefs of the Abkhasians

Published in: Georgica -- Vol. 1, nos. 4 and 5

Published By: Georgica -- Vol. 1, nos. 4 and 5 Hertford, England: The Georgian Historical Society, 1937. 117-153 p.

By line: N. S. Janashia

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2009. Computer File

Culture: Abkhazians (RI03)

Subjects: Spirits and gods (776); Organized ceremonial (796); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Magic (789); Literary texts (539);

Abstract: This article represents a revision in 1914 of materials collected ca. 1900 in the village of Adzvibzha in southern Abkhasia (the province of Abzhua). The author describes the gods of the Abkhaz and the religious ceremonies connected with them. The discussion follows the established order of church festivals, centering around the four chief holidays of the year (the New Year, Easter, the Assumption, and Christmas).

Document Number: 3

Document ID: ri03-003

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Note: This is a translation of the article published in 'Khristianski Vostok+, The Christian East, Petrograd, 1915, vol. iv, No. 1, pp. 72-112.

Field Date: ca. 1900

Evaluation: Indigene-5

Analyst: Joan Steffens ; 1963: John Beierle; 2007

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Village of Adzvibzha, Abkhaz Republic, Georgia

LCSH: Abkhazians


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