"For the end of the world": the value phraseologism and its origin

all heard as a child: "And Ivan went to distant lands ..." Then it was clear that this is very, very far away.That's only if the children are no questions in this regard does not arise, the adult may think.What is really value phraseologism "far away"?

Co. bi pomislio

course, the most obvious meaning familiar to all from childhood, absolutely true.In the context of modern understanding of fairy tales, anyway.Meaning phraseologism "far away" - really "too far", and often even in an unknown direction.Synonyms may well serve the expression "God knows where," "where Makar calves did not drive", etc.And perhaps the person born in the twentieth century, man, listen to fairy tales only in childhood, as a naive fairy tales, that is enough.

That's just not always fairy tales were fun for the kids.And not so harmless expression "far away."Meaning phraseologism actually far from our usual "far away."Although in a sense, it is also very, very far away.

According to the theory of the outstanding cultural s

tudies and folklorist Propp's fairy tale - a former myth, a retelling of the ancient, already forgotten rite, the echo of bygone beliefs.The verbal tradition has remained, but the practical sense, once it fills lost.That is why contemporaries tales often seem absurd.From the point of view of the interpretation of a resident of the twentieth century logical bundle of events in the story does not stand up to scrutiny - and here it is the default in children's literature.After all, the logic is not important for children, they will not even notice inconsistencies!

But in fact, no inconsistencies.Just decryption code is lost.Understand a story literally, not knowing its historical, cultural, mythological subtext - the same that read "to pomislio bi" ("Who would have thought") as a Russian expression, but not as a Serb and wonder ridiculous gibberish.This applies to all the elements of a fairy tale, including, it would seem obvious definitions, such as "distant lands".Phraseologism value is rooted in a deep, already forgotten past.His contemporaries do not even know the true meaning of seemingly innocent phrases.

Interesting math

the way, why "far away"?What does the idiom, built on the simplest example of multiplication?Three nine ... twenty-seven.Why not just say - twenty-seven land?It is also easier.

There is a theory that explains this nuance traditions account.The move was a ternary numeral system, that the numerals are formed in such a cunning way.Twenty-seven set forth in the power of tradition as "far away."Phraseologism value thus determined, it seems quite logical.Do not use if decimal notation, considered threes.However, then the question arises tridesyatom kingdom.Ten is not a multiple of three.Three - the number of the sacred, and not only in Slavic mythology.And far away - it's not just three, multiplied by nine.This three multiplied three times.After nine - it is also three times the three:

3 * (3 * 3) = 3 * 9.

three days, nine days ... Familiar numbers, right?

There is another characteristic of the fairy tales moment.This story construction related to the places which are far away.Meaning phraseologism really boils down to "far."It is the distant, unknown and unseen place where the protagonist must penetrate, overcoming a lot of difficulties and obstacles.And no one knows where to go.More precisely, no one except ... conductors.Grey Wolf.Raven.Baba Yaga.Sun or wind.Classic totem guardian spirit.Sorcerers, living in a house with a palisade of skulls.Elements.Curious guides, is not it?

And the hero is always a journey after his own misconduct or driven by the desire to return the partner knows where perished.A misdemeanor is usually expressed in non-compliance with the prohibition of ritual abuse.The closest analogy - failure to comply with tribal traditions, a failed initiation rite, after which the offender expelled from the tribe.

guests outside

partner disappeared in Far Far Away kingdom without a trace, too unusual.This is not the neighbor's daughter and not the guy on the other end of the village.No.This flies in the night hawk, turning into a beautiful young man, it's a frog, had resulted in the incredible beauty of the girl.Characters, in relation to the hero of a fairy tale come from somewhere else.Alien, in fact, the characters.If you think about it, imagine these mysterious visitors, they may seem at least suspicious, if not frankly eerie.

addition often the way to the kingdom of Far Far Away is legendary across the river, which the inhabitants of the mysterious country can not cross.Their water stops, exactly the heroes fleeing persecution.For reference, in the legends of many peoples came from the underworld can not cross running water.One way to get rid of a vampire - to throw the coffin into the river.

Another option - a secluded cabin in the woods or in the desolate field, that's where you'll find answers to all questions.Wood - always dark, dense, unexplored.Golf - uninhabited, wild.In Norse mythology, the entrance to the underworld - the gate into the field.In the European wood - the classic image of the transition to the afterlife.

door between worlds

The house certainly does not live anybody, and Baba Yaga, and functions executed by it in a fairy tale, very similar to the gatekeeper functions.Why does everyone think of its negative character, if in any fairy tale it to anyone not done anything wrong?Not eaten, killed, on the contrary, fed and warm up in the bath.But precisely because it is - the gatekeeper.Anyone who misses the soul.Charon was also harmless, but he had the fans a little bit.

Here such here is the campaign to distant lands.Origin phraseologism familiar from children's fairy tales, it is this.This journey into the next, the post-mortem, the wizarding world.Orpheus, Eurydice walking behind, was in Far Far Away kingdom.Proserpine every spring from his back.Indeed, it is very far.More than you can imagine.Much more.And all that remains of the ancient legends and magic rites - for half an hour at the children's bed with a book in his hands.