The Problems of the Mythological Personages in the Ancient Turkic Literature

Abdibek Zhanar, Aimukhambet Zhanat, Abylkhamitkyzy Rysgul, Abdimomynov Nurtas
2015 Asian Social Science  
The article deals with the problems of mythological personages in literature and culture of the Turkic peoples. It is known that the tribes of Turkic ancient epochs formed the nomad culture. And the basic core of this culture was the mythology. Since ancient times, the Turkic state called themselves "people chosen by God", as it was evidenced by the information from the ancient runic writings. In the Yenisei runic it was called a state. This ancient mythological cycle is an integral part of the
more » ... public cult of the Turk Empire. Descendants of "Kokturk" that first led a nomadic life, settled along the endless expanses from Mongolia to Europe, interacting with many nations, interpenetrating in a different environment, adopting their culture; some of them got accustomed to a sedentary lifestyle. Turkic tribes, known in history books under the general title 'the Turk Khanate', later began to found their own state and form their own history and literature. In the process of investigation the authors revealed their scientific viewpoints and hypotheses, compared and generalized them. There is no doubt that in the mythology of the Turkic speaking peoples of Central Asia, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, there is a set of plots and repetitives which are close to each other. This is evidence of the fact that the roots of the Turkic peoples are the same. To determine the generality of the images in the mythology, we are comparing the genetics of those people, the religion of that time and can identify distinctive features. Diversion in mythology originates from the early beliefs of the people who lived since the creation of the world. Let's reveal the details of the origin of the images kokbory -"blue wolf", the bird Samuryk, diva, aydahar, found in the course of this research in mythologies of the Turkic-speaking peoples.
doi:10.5539/ass.v11n7p341 fatcat:ehvvngligfhh7lynwz7lxxesn4