Re: Kvas revisited
- Predschka exhorted:
>Legendary is the word. I've only come across references to it inevidence
>non-scholarly places on the web. Unless I can find some really hard
>of its authenticity, I recomment *great*, *extreme*, *unlimited* caution.Yes. I agree entirely from a mundane academic point of view. In persona,
>There are enough tales and legends about Russians and Russian culture
however, some Eastern Slavs would have known about this work, and may have
some world view based upong it. One professor of Slavic History in
Czech republic I deal with has comments about it, and it its likely that the
book was written in a similar skew as the Mabinogian and some of Snorri
Sturlison's misleading but well intentioned pieces of Creative writing.
>To my knowledge, there are *no* *direct* data on Russian paganism, onlyChristianity
>indirect information and speculation. I might have gone that way, but there
>really is *not enough* info on pre-Christian religion in Russia to use in
>persona play. And so much to learn and understand about Orthodox
>in Russia.I will not comment on religion on a list because it is not appropriate to
the SCA. I'd be happy to discuss this topic with anyone off-list.
However, I do *love* the Kremlin. But I got iconed to death in Moscow and
after a while couldn't take it anymore.
>never proselytizing, just advocating the study of available, but little
>facts about Russia.The greatest point of contention I meet with Russians vs. Western sources,
is that the Western Sources insist that Kiev and Novgorod were established
as Swede principalities. All my Russian contacts (except a few druids
<g>) disagree. Do you, Predslava (or others of course)have any useful
resources or any insight into this issue?
- In a message dated 12/4/1999 10:37:56 AM Central Standard Time,
> [applause!!!] :)[Deep curtsey]