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|Title:||Iberian Seventh-Born Children, Werewolves and the Dragon Slayer: A Case Study in the Comparative Interpretation of Symbolic Praxis and Fairytales|
|Authors:||Vaz da Silva, Francisco|
Folklore — Portugal
|Abstract:||This article examines an obscure custom found in Iberian ethnography: that of having one’s eldest children serve as godparents for their own youngest siblings, starting with the seventh. The paper’s main working hypothesis is that this custom is to be understood in the context of underlying conceptions that fairytales convey in a symbolical guise. The argument highlights the relationship of examined notions with the “Dragon Slayer” theme, to bring out stable themata concerning ontological complexity and metamorphosis, in the light of which the Iberian custom is interpreted.|
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