UPON THE ТHEME OF ТREACHERY IN THE BOOK OF DEDE KORKUT

  • Nurdan Yeşilyurt

Abstract

Dede Korkut Stories, the product of the transition to the folk story, is the building stone of oral tradition. The traditions, beliefs, geographical conditions of the Oghuzes, the wars they make with their enemies, and extraordinary events are explained by twelve stories. In addition to encountering many themes, there is also a theme of treachery. Four of Dede Korkut's Stories, which consist of twelve stories, are seen as treachery themes. First, the story of Dirse Khan's son Bugac Khan; forty braves, treachery of Bugac Khan and Dirse Khan, and treachery of the Dirse Khan of Buğaç Khan. Secondly, Bamsi is betrayed by saying that Yaltacık, the son of Kam Püre, Bamsı Beyrek, was killed by his brother Yalçik, the brother of Banu Çiçek, and Deli Kacar, Bamsi. Thirdly, in the story of Basat killing Depegöz; Aruz owns the Depegöz and brings it home, and the story of Depegöz's betrayal of the Oghuzes and finally the story of İç Oghuz, Taş Oghuz's rebellion and Beyrek's death; Taş Oghuz is betrayed to İç Oghuz. As can be understood from the stories given, the sons of Oghuz governors were exposed to various treacheries. The enemy tried to defeat the hero by not using weapons, but various treacheries. The betrayer of the hero is sometimes an extraordinary creature, sometimes a brother. The theme of treachery in the stories mentioned in this work has been examined.

Published
May 24, 2018
How to Cite
YEŞILYURT, Nurdan. UPON THE ТHEME OF ТREACHERY IN THE BOOK OF DEDE KORKUT. PALIMPSEST / ПАЛИМПСЕСТ, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 5, p. 87-98, may 2018. ISSN 2545-3998. Available at: <http://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/PAL/article/view/2256>. Date accessed: 19 june 2018.
Section
КНИЖЕВНОСТ/ LITERATURE