Trypillia ritual calendar from the Temple of Nebelivka

Keywords: eneolithic, Trypillia culture, temple, Nebelivka disk, calendar, ritual, annual cycle

Abstract

The article considers a probable astronomical-calendar artifact with a group of chips founds in it during the archeological excavations of the Trypillia Temple near the village of Nebelivka, Kirovohrad region. Such findings were concentrated in the western part of the temple complex near the ritual altar of fire. The main focus is on the reconstruction of the finds and the semantic basis of the Nebelovsky Disk. Additional features were identified, which probably show the conduct of administrative practice in the space of the Temple and ritual actions associated with the calendar cycle. The works of Mykhailo Videyko, Natalia Burdo, Yevhen Prychepiy and other scientists are analyzed, in which the ideas of the people of Trypillia about calendar-astronomical cycles are given. The data on the calendar representations of Trypillia and other ancient civilizations, which are interconnected in the framework of this study, are studied. With this Nebelovsky ritual temple "Disk" manifests itself in the laws of the existing world cult objects of calendar purpose.

Author Biography

Alexander Zavalii, G. S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

PhD student of Department of Religious Studies, G. S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

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Published
2021-11-30
How to Cite
Zavalii, A. (2021). Trypillia ritual calendar from the Temple of Nebelivka. IDEAS. PHILOSOPHICAL JOURNAL. SPECIAL SCIENTIFIC ISSUES, (1(17)-2(18), 103-116. https://doi.org/10.34017/1313-9703-2021-1(17)-2(18)-103-116
Section
Philosophy of Religion. Religion studies