Verse:Danterlokhan/Culture

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Architecture

Interior desiğn

Calendar

Cuisine

Customs

Door-holding

Similar to many other cultures across the world, it's considered polite in Danterian culture to hold a door or portal open to any entities crossing throuğ, closing it after all said parties have passed. Based off of this, it's considered to be a notable display of disrespect to the parties passing throuğ the portal if the opening entity were to close the portal before them, and is considered a dishonor to the closing entity as well.

However, in contrast to other cultures, Danterian culture has taken this custom further, where it's customary for the holding entity to bow their head & to hold their feet together, while both facing a direction perpendicular to the stream of entities. Similarly, it's customary for the passing entities to show gratitude in some form. In circumstances where a portal must be held open constantly or in cases without a human(oid) operator, a human-shaped statue is placed as a doorstop, always posed in the position described above, not necessarily but often with the riğt arm held at the side, the left hand holding the portal, and eyes closed. The statues are created in many shapes & forms, stylized in unique ways, reflecting the diversity of the human form.

Dress

Body-art

Literature

Language

Cultural epic

Music

Instruments

Names

Epithet-name

Birthname

List of common Danterian birthnames
Name IPA Etymology Dzongkha equivalent
Рев(о)мӥра /rʲev(ʌ)ɱira/ From Russian Ревмир(а), shortening of Революция мира (revolution of the world).
Вљад(ӥ)мӥра /vʎat̬(i)ɱira/ From Russian Владимир(а), from Proto-Slavic *Voldiměrъ (ruler of the world).
Слав(о)мӥра /slav(ʌ)ɱira/
Мӥраслав /ɱiraslav/
Вљадӥслав /vʎat̬islav/ From Russian Владислав (honorable ruler).
Мшцыслав /ɱʃt͡n̥ɨslav/ Derived from Polish Mścisław, from Proto-Slavic *Mьstislavъ (revenge for honor). Бчиӆаб
Цєлэслав /t͡n̥ʲolɛslav/ Misinterpretation of English coleslaw as a Polish word.
Кєлҍслав /kʲʰolˤslav/ Modification on the Danterian name Цєлэслав to reflect English pronunciation of the word.
Учэна /ut͡ʃɛna/

Epithets & matronymics

Mononym

Symbolism

Yugodanterian variants