FOLK TALES OF KELOĞLAN (THE BALD BOY) AND CULTURAL INTERACTION
KELOĞLAN MASALLARI VE KÜLTÜREL ETKİLEŞİM

Author : Mualla Murat NUHOĞLU
Number of pages : 95-106

Summary

Folk tales and stories are one of the cultural treasures of a society. As this treasure is resolved (or deciphered) continuously, it reveals the linguistic, spiritual, customary, traditional and conventional characteristics, belonging to that society. Analysing such collection of centuries-old Turkish culture in the Folk Tales of Keloğlan, one may discover the impressions of Shamanism, besides finding out about the faith, interacting before St. George and al-Khidr (A.S.); Solomon the Prophet, speaking to animals, and the tales rounding the seal of his; the motives of those falling into love without meeting their loves, in the folk stories; some anecdotes from the Tales of Nasreddin Hoca, as well as the main theme of the Three Words of Advice by Ömer Seyfettin, which all the aforesaid share.

Keywords

Folk tales of Keloğlan, Cultural Interaction

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