Rutskiy Evgeniy Arkadevich
Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts
Dissertator of Department of Cultural Studies, Master of Arts

The paper analyzes the impact of the phenomenon of fear in the mythological thinking and traditional performances. In the context of the fear of exploring ways to get precedents (the practice of searching or waiting for signs of supernatural beings, the practice of divination and revelation), on the basis of which is the formation of myth. Moreover, the fear is seen in the context of a taboo and as transcending factor in the making of culture.

Category: Philosophy

Article reference:
Myth-ritual representation of fear: precedent and myth // Humanities scientific researches. 2013. № 3 [Electronic journal]. URL:

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