• Kadrije Turkan


Dream, as a complex phenomenon has an important place in the life of individual and society. Resolution endeavour of the meanings which are included by dreams has been atrracted human being’s interest since the preliminary periods of history as based on written documants. Dreams, the first time in the history of mankind thought the world today is one of the oldest concepts. Dreams as one of the elements of culture and civilization corporate formations, has become an important instrument for artists still in time to the mysterious structure and properties. Therefore, it is seen that epic era of dreams since the yield is used as narrative elements. It was understood that dreams were acknowledged as the prophecy means. Because it could be quided regarding the future. Ancient civilizations tried to find some clues about the future from their gods in their dreams. When they saw bad dreams, they communly accepted it as a bad future. We have the same perception about this, nowadays. Man have been curiousing about dream and its content in the historical period. This curiosity has been spreading to literary works, especially verbal prose. In this study, it is investigated which reflected folktales of dream understanding by means of the established examples from the compiled folktales from the Turks living in Adakale, Bulgaria, Kosovo and Macedonia in the Balkans.

May 20, 2017
How to Cite
TURKAN, Kadrije. THE FUNCTİON OF DREAM İN BALKAN TURKİSH FOKTALES. PALIMPSEST / ПАЛИМПСЕСТ, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 3, p. 139-148, may 2017. ISSN 2545-3998. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 04 aug. 2020.