This article is the attempt to study combined the variety of connections between Panteleymon Kulish’s poetic creativity and the folklore, mithology and folklore heritage of the Ukrainian and other nations. This study is to identify the ideological and aestetic features of the writer’s processing of motives, images, symbols, etc. of folk-art, the directions and the specificity of processing of these sources; to illuminate the levels and the impact of the assimilation of folk-art and mythical sources in last periods of literary activity of the writer. This article presents a comparative analysis of an array of folk-song poetry, mythical plots of P. Kulish and the poetics of his lyrical and lyric-epic works. The significance of the contribution to the culture of Ukrainian literary folklorism of the second half 19-th century is also characterized there. The nature of inter-system communication of the literature, mythology and folklore, the specific of “folklore writing” of the artist, who rose on the reception of folk poetry and based his own creative manifestations on it; the representation of national and folk world was literary mediated by P. Kulish; changes features of the individually distinctive author’s folklorism and mythologism are investigated.
Keywords: folklore, poetics, mythology, intersystem interactions, art assimilation, symbols.