Collection of Elza Kurcalte

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1459
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Title
Collection of Elza Kurcalte
Description

A broad and varied collection of folklore materials was donated to the Archives of Latvian Folklore by dialektologist Elza Kurcalte (born Ratniece, 1907–1993) between 1935 to 1938 (more specifically on 1935.17.01 1935.31.07., 1936.05.09, and 1938.31.01)

The core of E. Kurcaltes folklore materials is made up of noted recorded in Vecāte,Valmiera County. Individual folk narrators were also recorded in Valmiera County in Starti, Bauņas, Kocēni, Mazsalaca, and Braslava, and in Cēsu County Ērgļi. The most important folk narrator in E. Kurcalte’s collection was her mother Kristīne Ratniece (1876–1954.07.06). The folklore materials related by K. Ratniece were recorded on numerous occasions over the course of many years.

Almost all genres of folklore and traditions can be found among the donated materials: folk songs, popular songs, fairy tales, legends, beliefs, riddles, proverbs and sayings, spells, folk customs, and others. Of special interest are two collections from the 1980s. One of these is K. Busbergs’ album of love songs donated by E. Purmalis (LFK 1459, 434–638), dated 20 February 1885. The other is a collection of spells from the papers left behind by Ed. Purmalis (LPK 1459, 3475–3531). Ed. Purmalis inherited the spells from his father and wrote them down in 1881.

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45Nakts raganas velējasmitoloģiskā teika
toponym or anthroponym
Ragana
Ragana - pārdabiska būtne
Night witches beat laundry
Nakts raganu uzturēšanās vieta - pļava
130Kūko mana dzeguzītefolksong, 1-6 lines
131Iededzinu garu skalufolksong, 1-6 lines
132Ganos gāju, kreklu šuvufolksong, 1-6 lines
133Zem ozola es nosēdufolksong, 1-6 lines
134Māte mani mīļi saucafolksong, 1-6 lines
135Rej, sunīti, tupēdamsfolksong, 1-6 lines
136Tautietim roku devufolksong, 1-6 lines
137Kulti, malti, līgaviņafolksong, 1-6 lines
138Dieviņš zina to dieniņufolksong, 1-6 lines
139Priede egle kalniņāfolksong, 1-6 lines
140Migla, rasa, liela rasafolksong, 1-6 lines
141Pieci brāļi, viena māsafolksong, 1-6 lines
142Laima Laimas vaicājusfolksong, 1-6 lines
142aZirnīts auga kāsītīfolksong, 1-6 lines
143Brūgān, manu brūganiņufolksong, 1-6 lines
144Kur, priedīte, tavi zarifolksong, 1-6 lines
145Nāc ārā, tautieti, šķelmifolksong, 1-6 lines
146Ganiņš biju, ganos gājufolksong, 1-6 lines
147Kaķīšam bērns nomirafolksong, 1-6 lines
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1459-Elza-Kurcalte-01-0007ManuscriptElza-Kurcalte-011459-Elza-Kurcalte-01-0007lvYesYesNo
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1459-Elza-Kurcalte-01-0013ManuscriptElza-Kurcalte-011459-Elza-Kurcalte-01-0013lvYesNoNo
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1459-Elza-Kurcalte-01-0019ManuscriptElza-Kurcalte-011459-Elza-Kurcalte-01-0019lvNoNoNo
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