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Narodna umjetnost : Croatian journal of ethnology and folklore research, Vol.37 No.2 December 2000.

Original scientific paper


Ivan Lozica   ORCID icon ; Intitute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, Zagreb, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Lozica, I. (2000). KRALJICE U AKADEMIJI. Narodna umjetnost, 37 (2), 67-85. Retrieved from
MLA 8th Edition
Lozica, Ivan. "KRALJICE U AKADEMIJI." Narodna umjetnost, vol. 37, no. 2, 2000, pp. 67-85. Accessed 12 Nov. 2018.
Chicago 17th Edition
Lozica, Ivan. "KRALJICE U AKADEMIJI." Narodna umjetnost 37, no. 2 (2000): 67-85.
Lozica, I. (2000). 'KRALJICE U AKADEMIJI', Narodna umjetnost, 37(2), pp. 67-85. Available at: (Accessed 12 November 2018)
Lozica I. KRALJICE U AKADEMIJI. Narodna umjetnost [Internet]. 2000 [cited 2018 November 12];37(2):67-85. Available from:
I. Lozica, "KRALJICE U AKADEMIJI", Narodna umjetnost, vol.37, no. 2, pp. 67-85, 2000. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 12 November 2018]

Starting from the description of the "staging" of customs at the 100th Anniversary of the
Academy in 1966, the author summarizes Croatian and Serbian interpretations of the
custom of kraljice [queens] and links it to the pre-Christian koleda [Christmas carol] and
the custom of electing the king, using ethnochoreological sources and comparing the
custom to the Slovak and Czech sources. He offers a new argumentation of three variants of
the origin of kraljice (belonging to the old Slavic stratum, who took over the custom with
its common pre-Indoeuropean origins from the non-Slavic population of the Southeast
Europe). The paper deals most with the interpretation of the relationship between myth and
ritual/custom (especially in consideration with the myth of androgyne and the gender issue)
as well as with the role of scholars in the preservation of tradition.

kraljice; koleda; sword dances; myth; ritual; gender

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