Vol. 14 (2020): XIV International Symposium Contemporary Issues of Literary Studies : The Silk Road Countries` Folklore
History and Collective Memory

Customs, Beliefs and Legends of the Highlanders of East Georgia in Vazha-Pshavela’s Short Stories

Tamta Ghonghadze
ივ. ჯავახიშვილის სახელობის თბილისი სახელმწიფო უნივერსიტეტი

Published 2020-10-20


  • Vazha-Pshavela's Short Stories,
  • Highlanders of East Georgia,
  • Ethnography,
  • Foklore


One part of Vazha-Pshavela’s prose reflects the customs, beliefs and rituals of the highlanders of East Georgia. It also includes ancient retellings, stories and legends. In ethnographic and folkloric terms, one of the most important work in Vazha-Pshavela’s short stories is ‘Pshavian and His Earthly World’. The comparative analysis of the legends, traditions, rituals and ethnographic material reflected in Vazha-Pshavela’s short stories with the works of folklorists and ethnographers is very interesting. The research of the above issues is important both for studying VazhaPshavela’s literary work and the life of highlanders of East Georgia