About bogeyman

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many children's parents and grandparents scare baba, so they do not get up from the cot when their sleep was packed.Speaking at the same time that Baba was hiding under their bed and if the child gets up, it will take the child.But who really is this terrible woman?And where did the expression Ёkarny bogeyman?

Babai or Badea - in beliefs and tales of an evil spirit that abducts children;in the villages they usually frightened children that they are not amused and did not bother the parents (for example, mothers when their child crying and capricious, threatened them: "Do not roar, Baba will take!" or "Go to sleep, but not enoughbogeyman and carry off you! ").

This word means something mysterious, not quite certain shape, undesirable and dangerous.The beliefs and tales of a woman - black, lopsided terrible old man, often silent, armless or lame (the characteristics of evil spirits), and everywhere to carry a wallet or small bag, in which he takes naughty children.He wanders the streets with a stick.Meeting with him is dangerous, especially for children.Sometimes Babai not describe nor how and when the child can present it in a very terrible way.

Babai usually used to naughty children do not get out of bed after they put to bed.In this case, parents say that Baba is hiding under the bed, and that he would take the child if he snaps.Children were told that in the evening, at a time when kids are usually put to bed, the woman comes (for Dumb legends - from the garden or from coastal thickets), wandering the streets and guarding the windows;If he hears at home whims and children crying, the noise, rustling, skrebёtsya, knocking on the window, in general, in every way gives signals, warning of its presence and readiness to fulfill the severe measure of restraint misconduct, frightening or even kidnaps naughty,annoying mother of children.He guards the peace and quiet (in the hard version - hide under the bed like beech).

etymology of the word "bogeyman" goes back to the Turkic "old grandfather";in lullabies that character is often mentioned with the prefix "old", "Grandpa."The word "bogeyman" is related to the Turkic "woman," "bogeyman" - old grandfather.Bogeyman feared us, perhaps it is because the word is preserved in popular memory as a reminder of the Tatar-Mongol yoke.

name Babai mentioned mentioned in the lullaby:

"Oh, bye, bye, bye, // Do not go, old Babai // hay Horses do not give,

hay Horses do not eat, // All on Misha look.// Misha asleep at night,

and grows by the hour .// Oh, bye, bye, bye, // Do not go you to us, the woman ";

or "Bayu, bye, bye, bye, Came vechor Babai // // Came vechor Babai // Requested: Lena Give // ​​No, we will not give Lena, Lena // we must ourselves";


"Do not go, old Babai // Our Babe do not scare."


"And bye-bye, bye-bye, bye-bye, // Do not go a minute to us Babai // Do not go a minute to us Babai, // I will not give those Kohl .//And we will not give Kolya -We have one. "


"Bayu-bye, bye-bye, // Oh, you, uncle of the Bab, Mahwah // Sasha do not scare // Get out of here, // Not to be bad."

Similarly describes its meaning VIDal, "the woman or the bogeyman - the grandfather, grandfather, old man, sometimes the value of children's bogey.Children and babaykoyu frightened old woman, and then converge derivatives ba? To and from Babai. "Just found texts where Babai called "uncle" or even "Balalaev" "Come uncle Babai // says:" Give Child! "," We have come Balalaev // shouts: "Give Galenko!" More often Babailullabies to fit the window and scares baby various actions (shouting, noise, rustling, scratching or knocking on the window).Pestunov trying to get rid of Babai and persuades him not to appear next to the house: "Do not go, old Babai, Au, buy, buy, buy, //

hay Horses do not come on. Do not you go to us, Baba."

woman - strength, of course, evil, why mention it should be cautious.Many times there were occasions when angry parents said the child: "Damn you took!" Or "Goblin take you!" Or "Baba you take away!" - And then the child disappeared without a trace.

In popular mythology it is the evil spirit of the night, who lives in the reeds in the tops or in the woods.When night comes, bogeyman of the garden or the forest comes under the windows and guards.You can see it in the image lopsided old man with a knapsack or big bag, in which he allegedly takes naughty children.Hear moods baby crying - he begins to make noise, rustling, scratching, knocking on the window.It is very dangerous for the children to meet him on the street at night.Bogeyman lures them sweets, which is proving to dry crusts, forest cones or equine spool.

For all that, there is no history in which he carried to the kidnapping.Obviously, one perspective to be carried away from home the child was enough to sing another song from fear.However, pay attention to the fact that the bogeyman is not only a threat, but the caretaker, guardian.And his name is not given by chance.

Tale "grandfather BAG"

Once in the evening my father and mother were going to visit, and the children could not calm down.Just like asleep - someone certainly will venture to bother: that drink it, then on the pot, then tell a story, sing a tune.Especially razvoevalas youngest daughter.She actually was a mischievous child, and then something completely dispersed.The upshot was the case that requested some water, so full mug on Maturin elegant dress and poured.

- And so you took Babai!- In the hearts tossed mother and went to change clothes.And at the same moment my daughter jumped off the bed, as she was, barefoot, jumped out of bed, ran to escape from the house.

Well, the mother noticed!How was the wet dress, jumped onto the porch, and the daughter is already far, far away!He runs his legs and says:

- Grandpa, wait!Oh, Grandpa, wait!

Parents raced after him, it hardly caught.A girl roars, breaks:

- Grandpa want, he promised me to give gingerbread!

with great difficulty calmed.Home claimed.Later my daughter told me that right after the mother's unkind words she was an old man with a big bag and has promised a mountain of gingerbread, if she goes after him.The girl and ran ... And I suppose it was Baba Himself!


Everyone probably knows the existing expression "Ёkarny bogeyman" - in fact says: "Anchor bogeyman."

and it means a profession.Previously, so we called people who engaged in the installation and adjustment of anchor buoys on the Volga.When the water level is changed, then a buoy anchored needed to adjust the length of the cable.And as for the position taken mainly retired sailors, that is, the elderly (Baba), so came the name "Anchor bogeyman."

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