AN OBSERVATION ON RELIGIOUS VOTIVE TRADITION IN THE TOMB OF ESKİŞEHİR AHİ EDEBALİ
ESKİŞEHİR AHİ EDEBALI TÜRBESİNDEKİ ADAK GELENEĞİ ÜZERİNE BİR GÖZLEM

Author : Erol ALTINSAPAN
Number of pages : 1-18

Abstract

Since the first ages in history, some people, others whom they were have taken different actions to fulfill their wishes, and accordingly have applied various magical and ceremonial processes. At the beginning of these processes, the vow comes to the man. Some of the people of Eskişehir consider the makam of Şeyh Edebalı, found in Eskişehir Odunpazarı tomb, as a tool to cure their problems or to have their wishes. The people who make the dedication draw shapes that express the phenomena they want to have, such as the sand pool, school house, car, child, and buried various objects in the tomb. For those who make a dedication to the Edebali Tomb, the personality of Sheikh Edebalı, that is, being a statesman who played a very important role in the establishment of the Ottoman Empire, or being a religious sect or an ahi sheikh is not very important. The devotees are far beyond this perception; They use the vow cult, which they carry with their traditions and manners, to find cure for their problems or to use the tomb as a tool for the purpose of their wishes. our Purpose is to provide a basis for researchers who conduct folkloric studies such as Turkish customs and traditions, Anatolian beliefs, votive practices, ancestral cult and magic, by revealing our observations about practices in Eskişehir Şeyh Edabalı Tomb.

Keywords

Edebali,Eskişehir.Votive,Ancestor Cult,Tomp

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