The pear tree in serbian traditional culture and oral prose

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Key words
the pear tree, oral prose, traditional culture, legend, fairy tale
Popović D.

The paper explores the meanings and function of the pear tree in Serbian ethnological material and oral prose. The pear tree can be a holy tree, but also a tree which is demonic. Such a position derives from the well known and internationally widespread ancient religious systems in which the cult of the trees has a strong significanse.