Vučari – the Balkan wolf-men

Title: Vučari – the Balkan wolf-men
Source document: Porta Balkanica. 2013, vol. 5, iss. 1, pp. [17]-20
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In the article I would like to describe a ritual called Vučarenje that was once popular in Dinara mountain villages, where Serbian population used to dwell. The wolf has always played an important role in Serbs' folk culture and customs. This widely spread predator was dangerous for both livestock and human. Wolf is present in folk songs as well as in popular sayings which proves that it played an important role in the countryside.