Slovenski etnografski muzej

Številka revije 
Etnolog 15 (2005)
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The human body and plants. Mutual relations between their name codes

The article presents the relations between two name codes in traditional Slavic culture: the names of body parts and those of plants or how the names of body parts are reflected in the plant name code. Three levels are presented: the level of language (that is the use of names of body parts in phytonyms), the level of folklore (etiological stories – the origin of plants from the human body) and the level of ritual (that is using–real and symbolical–human body or its parts to influence plants; on the other hand, plants are widely used to influence the human body; instructions and taboos about planting vegetables).