Turkic mythology, deriving its origins from animism, shamanism, Tengrism, and the Ural-Altaic folk belief system, encompasses a diverse array of supernatural creatures, such as Aldacı Han, Alkarısı, and others… Among these creatures, Ubır, notable for its resemblance to the contemporary vampire archetype, stands out
The wolf, known as “börü” in Old Turkic, assumes a central and captivating role in Turkic mythology. Embedded deeply within the collective consciousness of the Turkic peoples, the wolf stands as an emblem of both fear and admiration, embodying a complex duality that intertwines
Mythological entities, which are a part of Anatolian folk culture, are indispensable elements of both fairy tales and folk literature. Anatolian folklore is very colorful as its roots go back to Old Turkish, Caucasian, Greek and Persian cultures. For this reason, there are many
Although it is not as well known as Greek, Germanic, Egyptian and Scandinavian mythologies, Turkic mythology actually has a very interesting content. The inadequacy of written sources and the widespread spread of ancient Turks are the two biggest problems in the study of Turkic
There are many mythological trees that connect the sky and the earth. These trees, also called the tree of life, the world tree or the cosmic tree, often have similar meanings. The Romanian historian of religion Mircea Eliade argued that all the symbols that
Night and day have followed each other for about 4.5 billion years. This was far more important to our technology-less ancestors, no doubt. Because human beings had arranged almost all of their daily workd according to the position of the Sun in the sky.