The Story of the Wedding in Cana in Folk Narratives

The Voracious and Drunken

The author of the paper examines the representations of the story of the wedding at Cana in folklore texts, as well as in the interpretations of the non-biblical storytellers. The texts collected by the folklorists evoke the atmosphere of wedding celebrations and carnival festivities in local communities, and the expressions of the vernacular language reinforce the profane and humorous nature of what is narrated. The deviations from the biblical narrative are clearly visible in the symbolic motifs and episodes, as well as in the assessment of the actions of individual characters.

Bibliographic reference

Bálint Péter: The Story of the Wedding in Cana in Folk Narratives. The Voracious and Drunken. In: Református Szemle 116.4 (2023), 360--387

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