Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Kondratiev, Alexander

(1876-1967) Russian writer, all of whose books combine various mythological and religious systems in order to create a new supreme being, the demonic female who rules the world. This female appears For the first time in She-satyr (1907), where she is the daughter of Pan and the holy virgin Artemis (> Goddess). In the beginning AK was carried away with Greek mythology, but in the 1930s he turned to Russian folklore. At this time he wrote On the Shores of Volyn River (1930), based on his first published story, "The Goblin" (1901), along with many poems and anthropological articles. Forced to leave Russia in 1939, AK died almost 30 years later in a New York hospital. [CMK]

see also: Russia.

Alexander Kondratiev


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