|Kevin Tuite on Georgian Religion|
|Topic Started: Jul 4 2012, 04:23 PM (326 Views)|
|faintsmile1992||Jul 4 2012, 04:23 PM Post #1|
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"A handful of Georgians living in the northeastern mountain provinces of Pshavi and Xevsureti have continued to practice a syncretic religion centered on the veneration of divine beings known as “children of God” (xvtishvili) or “icons” (xat’i). The Pshav-Xevsur religious system appears to have resulted from the restructuring of inherited preChristian beliefs in light of concepts appropriated from Orthodox Christianity and medieval Georgian feudalism. The highland communities imagine themselves to be the “vassals” (q’ma) of their tribal xat’i, which in turn is subordinate to God, the invisible sovereign of this cosmological hierarchy."
There's some more information here.
Highland Georgian paganism — archaism or innovation?
Representations of Social Space in South Caucasian and Indo-European Ideology
Lightning, Sacrifice, and Possession in the Traditional Religions of the Caucasus
Edited by faintsmile1992, Jul 4 2012, 04:25 PM.
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