Some Remarks on the Theme of Death in the Epics of the Altai Turks

Aca M.

BILIG, no.59, pp.1-20, 2011 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 59
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Name: BILIG
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-20
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


Death, which is one of the three important stages in a person's life, occupies a significant place in every society's artistic creations. From time to time death has been the prime subject of works of art, and sometimes it has been a secondary subject running parallel to other subjects. The major factors which make death a significant popular subject are human emotions like fright and obedience since, according to many beliefs, life as we know it will end with death, but a different life, which is new and eternal, will begin.