Armenian Knowledge Base  

Go Back   Armenian Knowledge Base > General Discussions > English Only
Register

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 16.05.2008, 19:44   #1
Младенец
 
Join Date: 05 2008
Location: California
Posts: 1
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Reputation: 0 | 0
Default Armenian Snake Folklore

Hello, everyone:

My name is Edith Nazarian. I’m currently working on a research project on Armenian folklore at the University of California, Irvine and was just wondering if anyone here might be able to help me.

Basically, I’m interested in collecting any stories/superstitions about snakes that either you have heard of or know through experience. So, for example, my uncle’s wife has a relative in Armenia who says she was visited and warned by a snake in a dream. Another story that I have heard is about a snake living under the stairs of a house, collecting gold.

If you do happen to share a story, please leave as much information about yourself as you can, such as your name, age, gender, and what kind of Armenian you are (e.g., Armenian-Armenian, Iranian-Armenian, American-Armenian, etc.). If you don’t feel comfortable sharing your story or personal information here, you can always send me a private message or email me at [email protected]. The information that I collect will only be used for this project and will be kept confidential.

Thank you very much for all your time and help. Your contributions are greatly appreciated. Shat, shat merci :)

Edith
Reply With Quote
Old 16.05.2008, 21:20   #2
Im blond whats ur excuse?
 
Meme's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11 2006
Location: Earth
Posts: 643
Downloads: 1
Uploads: 0
Reputation: 140 | 3
Default

Hello Edith,

I don't know how relevant this may be for your research, but when a child, I have heard many times elderly relatives to say that one shouldn't kill a snake as the killer's image is portrayed in snake's eyes.
And that snakes live in clans and other revengeful members of the clan could find and kill you by either biting or smothering, therefore if after all you decide to kill a snake you should smash its head

P.S. I'll send you a PM with my personal info.
__________________
Regardz Megardz

Last edited by Meme; 17.05.2008 at 21:52.
Reply With Quote
Old 17.05.2008, 08:01   #3
Moderator
 
acid's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09 2001
Location: South Korea, Gumi
Posts: 7,699
Downloads: 102
Uploads: 34
Blog Entries: 16
Reputation: 561 | 6
Default

Moved to English Only section.
Reply With Quote
Old 17.05.2008, 19:33   #4
Дошкольник
 
AlaBoola's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12 2006
Location: Cold
Posts: 128
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Reputation: 12 | 3
Default

There's a saying "Even a snake doesn't bite a man, when he's drinking water" that goes to people disturbing someone's act of drinking water.
Reply With Quote
Old 18.05.2008, 08:21   #5
Moderator
 
acid's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09 2001
Location: South Korea, Gumi
Posts: 7,699
Downloads: 102
Uploads: 34
Blog Entries: 16
Reputation: 561 | 6
Default

Saying - one has snake's tongue, will convince everything
Reply With Quote
Old 09.06.2008, 01:24   #6
Provocative
 
Red Stone's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09 2002
Location: Ilha dos Amores
Posts: 1,491
Downloads: 9
Uploads: 0
Reputation: 157 | 3
Default

Hi Editte!

Don't know if it applies, but check http://forum.armkb.com/general/31738...tml#post659649

Grrrrr...
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

Thread Tools


На правах рекламы:
реклама

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:20.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.