Folklore as the Reflection of the Ukrainian Diaspora’s Being


  • Tatiana Tsymbal


The article presents the study of Ukrainian emigrants folklore as the reflection of the life in the Diaspora. Particular attention is given to the mythologised image of the Motherland that has a compensatory value for people torn out from their native land.

The research briefly outlines the core concepts of research conducted on myth and folklore, summarises the recent classification and the historical perspective. Moreover, the author emphasises that in order to decrease the number of temporary workers and immigrants it is necessary to develop an appropriate cultural and educational program, since it is important to keep the level of mythologizing of emigration to a minimum by using the heuristic potential of the modern multidisciplinary philosophical and scientific inquiry. This will help to reduce Ukraine’s migration potential, make people return to their national roots and regain the sense of rootedness.