A General View Over Animal Symbolism in Turkish Epics (Samples from the Book of Dede Qorqud)

Ozkartal M.

MILLI FOLKLOR, no.94, pp.58-71, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 94
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: MILLI FOLKLOR
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.58-71


This article deals with Turkish Epics, which are important elements of our literature, and animal symbols used in these epics so often. It has been aimed to pull attention to the presence of Turkish Epics, as one of our cultural traces, which are known to be effective in the development of individual's personality and senses, and to contribute to the acquisition of national and moral values by means of epics.