The Place of The Important Anatolian Symbol of Shahmaran In Folk Belief Cover Image

The Place of The Important Anatolian Symbol of Shahmaran In Folk Belief

Author(s): Sultan Sökmen, Zeynep Balkanal
Subject(s): Customs / Folklore, Islam studies, Sociology of Religion, Turkish language
Published by: Bingöl Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü
Keywords: Anatolia; Shahmaran; Shahmaran Legends; Folk Culture; Folk Belief;

Summary/Abstract: Snakes are one of the most respected animals with an important place in the folkloric traditions of the people of Anatolia, which has a rich culture. Myths about snakes was materialised in Anatolia with the Shahmaran legends and survived as a mythological symbol until today. The Shahmaran Legends, which have signs from Indian, Persian, Greek, Hebrew and Arabic sources, have infiltrated into the daily lives of people to a degree that it affects the daily life, and gained an important place in folk belief. The aim of this work is to determine the effects of Shahmaran to folk belief in Anatolia. In this respect, Shahmaran in intrdoced briefly, three legends told in the vicinities of Adana, Tarsus and Mardin are summarised, and the reflections of Shahmaran on folk belief are touched upon. The collected information have been covered in detail under the relevant subject headings.

  • Issue Year: 8/2018
  • Issue No: 15
  • Page Range: 281-296
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Turkish