Kolobok

[
Ukrainian Kolobok-themed postage stamp] Kolobok (from _ru. колобок — circle side) is the main character of an East Slavic national fairy tale with the same name, represented as a small yellow spherical being. He is accidentally created by an old man and his wife, as a bread dish, when he suddenly becomes animated and escapes from their home. The fairy tale's plot describes Kolobok's repetitive meetings with various animals (rabbit, wolf, and bear) who intend to eat it, but Kolobok cunningly escapes. With each animal Kolobok sings a song in which he explains his escape inductively: "I got away from Grandmother, I got away from Grandfather, and I will certainly get away from you". The fox manages to catch and eat Kolobok through distracting him by praising his singing.

The fairy tale in the Czech language is named "O Koblížkovi", where Koblížek is the main character. His name comes from Kobliha, which is the same doughnut as the Polish sweet Paczki or Croatian, Bosnian and Serbian Krafne. In the Slovak language, the story is called "O Pampúchovi" ("About Doughnut"), "Ako išiel Pampúch na vandrovku" ("How Doughnut went to wander"), or the equivalent using the diminutive "Pampúšik". "Pampúch" is the Slovak word for the same type of Slavic doughnut.

ICQ

Because of its round shape, Kolobok is the name for the smiley emoticon theme in ICQ.

See also

*Bread roll, specifically Bap
*The Muffin Man
*The Gingerbread Man, English version

External links

* [http://www.rustoys.com/Kolobok.htm Story in English]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Kolobok — Vom dicken fetten Pfannekuchen (auch: Der dicke fette Pfannkuchen oder De dicke fette Pannkoken) ist ein Märchen, das in mehreren Sprachräumen Europas bekannt ist und Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts in verschiedenen Märchensammlungen veröffentlicht… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kolobok — Le Petit Bonhomme de pain d épice Le Petit Bonhomme de pain d épices est un biscuit en pain d épice anthropomorphe qui est le personnage central de plusieurs contes de fées, notamment anglais, dans lequel il prend vie et tente de fuir divers… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Le Petit Bonhomme de pain d'épice — Cet article concerne le personnage de contes de fées. Pour le biscuit traditionnel, voir Bonhomme de pain d épices. Le Petit Bonhomme de pain d épices est un biscuit en pain d épice anthropomorphe qui est le personnage central de plusieurs contes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Vom dicken fetten Pfannekuchen — (auch: Der dicke fette Pfannkuchen oder De dicke fette Pannkoken) ist ein Märchen, das in mehreren Sprachräumen Europas bekannt ist und Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts in verschiedenen Märchensammlungen veröffentlicht wurde. Es handelt von einem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Red Bull BC One — Red Bull BC One  ежегодное международное соревнование среди 16 лучших Бибоев мира, организованное компанией энергетических напитков Red Bull. Соревнования проводятся по системе «1 на 1», победителя выбирают 5 судей, сидящих в зале. Red Bull… …   Википедия

  • Gingerbread man — A gingerbread man is a sweet biscuit made of gingerbread, usually in the shape of a stylized human, as per the name (though making other shapes, especially seasonal themes, is quite common).Most gingerbread men share the same roughly humanoid… …   Wikipedia

  • Ukrainian dance — ( uk. Український тaнeць, translit. Ukrayins kyy tanets ) refers to the traditional folk dances of the peoples of Ukraine. Today, Ukrainian dance is primarily represented by what ethnographers, folklorists and dance historians refer to as… …   Wikipedia

  • Perun — This article is about a Slavic god. For historical money, see Perun (money). Perun spring, east, fertility, athmosphere, thunderbolt Symbol fire, oak, iris, eagle, axe Consort Perunika or Mokosh Christian equivalent Elijah …   Wikipedia

  • Prince Marko — Marko Марко King of the Serbian Land (only de jure) King Marko on a fresco above the south entrance to the church of Marko s Monastery near Skopje. He was a ktetor of this monastery …   Wikipedia

  • Chernobog — is a Slavic deity, about whom much has been speculated but little can be said definitively. The name may also be given as Crnobog, Czernobóg, Černobog, Црнобог, Zernebog and Чернобог, meaning black god. The only historical sources, which are… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”