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Motivul Zmeului în Cartea Tobit
The motif of the Evil Dragon in the Book „Tobit”

Author(s): Petru Adrian Danciu
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Universitatea »1 Decembrie 1918« Alba Iulia
Keywords: Asmodeus; Tobit; demonology; fairy tale; Rafael

Summary/Abstract: In this study I realized an esoteric interpretation of the character names in Forbidden Forest by Mircea Eliade. I identified some hidden cabalistic erotica, even though some researchers believe that Romanian religion history man was not interested in Kabbalah. In any literary work, the character names have a higher or lower importance, both in the epic construction and in the personal shaping of the characters. Mircea Eliade was a hermeneutic researcher fascinated by the mystery and he couldn`t miss the chance to encode a mystery in the names inviting the reader to discover it. Eliade`s erotica isn`t combed, in the proper sense of the term, but initiatory, revealing and transcendent.The fairy tale is a structure of a sacred tale, without geography. It is made of mythical elements tapped cumulation. Many researchers focuses on these mythical elements. Starting from the Semitic demonology space, we found the evil dragon in the devil Asmodeus` behavior. We also found the book Tobit in the directorial model of the folk tale. In our opinion, the Semitic model is more important than the biblical book, which is non-canonical and subject to the interpretation of the folk demonology.

  • Issue Year: 17/2016
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 44-65
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Romanian