Valeria For. Thracian Secret Societies
Language: EnglishBulgarian (bilingual)


    The monograph centers on men's secret societies of aristocrats in Ancient Thrace. The knowledge and rites, in which the brotherhood's members are initiated, are linked to Thracian royal ideology and oral Thracian Orphism. The author also discusses the available information about specific behavioral restrictions and prohibitions, that abide the aristocrats-priest-warriors, the sacred drinks, the words of the sacred language and various ritual practices.
Table of contents


The bearers of special knowledge

Thracian secret societies

The immortal kings-priests

“Close the doors, you uninitiated”

The initiated priests

The sacred beverage

Music, remembrance, recollection and sacred buildings

The journey to the word beyond, or catabasis initiation rites

The journey to the word beyond, architecture and music

Echo from the sacred language

Instead of conclusion



Валерия Фол. Тайни общества на траките

Publisher Tangra TanNakra
Language Bulgarian, English
Pages 216
Illustrations b/w and color figures
Binding hardback
ISBN 978-619-91507-0-2
Creation date 2020
Size 21 х 29 cm

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