History, Traditions

and Legends

 
 

Pysankarstvo is an ancient tradition in Ukraine, and many legends and traditions have grown up about pysanky.  You can learn more about these on the following pages:


        History
               
Ancient
               
Kyivan Rus’

                Ceramic Pysanky

                Christianity

                Lviv Pysanka

                Baturyn Pysanka
                Literary References
                Modern/Ethnographic
               
Soviet Era
                Diaspora
               
Vegreville

                Brazil
                Independence


       
Legends
               
Pagan Legends
               
Christian Legends
               
Superstitions

      
Pysanka Traditions

                Making Pysanky

                        When were pysanky written?

                        Who wrote pysanky?

                        What preparations were made prior to writing pysanky?

                        How were pysanky written?

                        How were pysanky finished?

                        Why were pysanky written?
               
Sharing Pysanky
               
Talismanic Uses


        Oleksa Voropay

                Biographical Information

                        Biography

                        Bibliography

                        Article

                Ethnographic Writings (Translations)

                        About pysanky

                        Pysanka legends

                        Folk beliefs and talismanic uses

                        A history of egg decoration and its origins                      



These pages are still a work in progress, especially the history section.  Please also note that the selections from Voropay are my own translations; if there are any errors, they are mine.




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