The Native Faith Group Veles

A Case Study of Slovene Contemporary Paganism

Authors

  • Nejc Petric Master of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
  • Mirjana Borenović University of Ljubljana

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/pome.41141

Keywords:

Rodnovery, Slovenian Native Faith, Slavic Neopaganism, Contemporary Paganism, Slovenia

Abstract

The Slovenian Rodnovery (Native Faith) group Veles blends contemporary Pagan influences from outside Slovenia with elements of more native Slavic Paganism or “Old Faith,” including elements that have supposedly survived in western Slovenia until the middle of the twentieth century. Our analysis is based on a survey questionnaire administered to members of the group as well as a field survey and participant observation conducted on holy days.

Author Biographies

Nejc Petric, Master of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology

Nejc Petrič holds a master’s degree in ethnology and cultural anthropology from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. 

Mirjana Borenović, University of Ljubljana

Mirjana Borenović is a doctoral student in the Faculty of Theology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Published

2021-09-06

How to Cite

Petric, N., & Borenović, M. (2021). The Native Faith Group Veles: A Case Study of Slovene Contemporary Paganism. Pomegranate, 22(2), 174–195. https://doi.org/10.1558/pome.41141

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