Sets of signs denoting the year on a Paleolithic artifact from the Baikal region and a towel from Podillya

UDC 130.2 Yevhen PrychepiiInstitute for Cultural Research, National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv.ORCID ID 0000-0002-5363-1004 DOI: https://doi.org/10.37627/2311-9489-20-2021-2.115-126 Keywords: sets of signs оn archeological artifacts and ornaments, “sacred” sets. Abstract. The offered concept states that primitive people operated “sacred” sets. The author considers them to be sets of signs on archaeological artifacts and folk ornaments…Continue reading Sets of signs denoting the year on a Paleolithic artifact from the Baikal region and a towel from Podillya

Goddess-Cosmos of Proto-Myth in Ornaments of Folk Embroidery of Bukovina (the Case of the E. Kolbenhier’s Collection)

UDC 130.2 Yevhen PrychepiiInstitute for Cultural Research, National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv.ORCID 0000-0002-5363-1004 DOI: https://doi.org/10.37627/2311-9489-18-2020-2.93-108 Keywords: semantics of ornaments, the archaic goddess in ornaments, tree goddess, S-symbol. Abstract. The study analyses the semantics of ornaments of Bukovinian embroideries samples of which were collected by E. Kolbenhier during the period from 1902 to 1912.…Continue reading Goddess-Cosmos of Proto-Myth in Ornaments of Folk Embroidery of Bukovina (the Case of the E. Kolbenhier’s Collection)

The Rhombus and the Slanting Cross in Archaic Symbolics and Folk Geometric Ornaments

UDC 130.2 Yevhen Prychepii Institute for Cultural Research, National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv. ORCID 0000-0002-5363-1004 DOI: https://doi.org/10.37627/2311-9489-17-2020-1.116-129 Keywords: a rhombus, a slanting cross, semantics of symbols, a geometric ornament. Abstract. In the article, the author sets the goal of analyzing the semantics of the symbols of the rhombus and the slanting cross in…Continue reading The Rhombus and the Slanting Cross in Archaic Symbolics and Folk Geometric Ornaments

The Image of the “Deer Goddess” in Geometric Ornaments of Women’s Podolian Shirts

Abstract. The purpose of this article is to analyze the semantics of ‘deer goddess’ images in geometric ornaments (the ornaments of the female shirts of Podillya are taken as a sample). Methodology. Based on the proto-myth concept developed by the author, he distinguishes the structures of symbols in geometric ornaments identified as the image of the ‘deer goddess’.

The Semantics of Sets of Signs on Paleolithic Artifact from Plugatel (France, Brittany)

UDC 130.2 Yevhen Prychepii Institute for Cultural Research of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Кyiv ORCID 0000-0002-5363-1004 DOI: https://doi.org/10.37627/2311-9489-15-2019-1.41-50 Keywords: artifacts from Plugatel (Brittany, France), sets of signs on Paleolithic artifacts, sacral sets. Abstract. The article attempts to interpret a set of signs (points and lines) on two Paleolithic artifacts found by French…Continue reading The Semantics of Sets of Signs on Paleolithic Artifact from Plugatel (France, Brittany)

The Zodiac Signs in Archaic Symbols, Myth and in Ornaments of National Towels

Abstract. The zodiac zone is a narrow strip of the star sky, in which seven classical planets (from Mercury up to Saturn), including the Sun an d the Moon, carry out their cycles. In formation of 13 signs of the Zodiac that appeared in archaic symbolics, the main role belonged to the Sun and the Moon.
At the first stage an annual cycle of the Sun was divided into a 28-dayʼs cycle of the Moon, therefore 13 signs were formed. (364:28=13). Later, it is probable already in Babylon, when the circle has been accepted as 360 degrees, the star zone has been divided into 12 signs on the zodiac (on 30 degrees to each sign).
For understanding of archaic designations of the Zodiac signs, the important role is given to division of 13 (12) signs between two group of sevens gods — planets. This division is caused by two factors: 1) 13 (12) the Zodiac signs should be correlated with a pantheon of ancient people which consisted of seven gods (i.e. to share between gods); 2) annual cycle of the Sun divided into summer and winter year half-cycles, that as assumed the signs division into summer and winter ones.