KARTAL MOTIVE IN THE CULTURAL LIFE OF BOZKIR PEOPLES
BOZKIR KAVİMLERİ KÜLTÜRÜNDE KARTAL MOTİFİ

Author : Aslı KAHRAMAN ÇINAR
Number of pages : 78-87

Abstract

The field which is called Steppe includes a very large area from Tuna River to Chinese Wall. Both rider nomad and settled comminities who lived in this area used eagle figures in all fields of social, political, army and religious. Eagle figures were used as a symbol of policy, sometimes a symbol of liberty, sometimes a design of an arma or a beating. The image of the eagle, his stand in the face of other birds, his charisma, his stand highly and his speed influenced the communities deeply. As a result of this influence, Turkish communities respected the eagle in a lot of ways, projected their respect on their myths and epics, handled on their religion motives. The eagle figures, for many centuries, were used as political symbol on the flags or state armas in the government acency, in Turkish communities and they are still used.

Keywords

Steppe, Eagle, Turkish culture

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