Basat in Degenerative Time

The mythological plot of the "Chapter where Basat kills Cyclopes" is very old. This plot is based on the motive of Ay Khatun, who became pregnant through the ray of a wolf in the epos "Oguz Khagan", and the motive of Basat's killing of Cyclopes influenced the formation of the plot of murdering of Kiat by Oghuz. Primitive beliefs such as animism, fetishism, totemism, and anthropomorphism, as well as worldviews before the Heavenly God (Goy Tanri) and other religious ideas, were reflected in the boy. Like the Bozgurd, Basat descended to Earth in the form of a yellow ray (Sun) with the help of the Tree God (Aghaj Tanri), and was created from the Earth. The history of the myth of Basat and Cyclopes dates back to ancient times. The period of this ancient times is related to the degenerative time. Basat and Cyclopes were formed in the mythological consciousness as heroes of myth, and anthropomorphized against in the background of the struggle of the Good and Evil. In very ancient times, Basat and the great monster appeared in the first creation as a force of the same kind, and the first struggle between them remained in the imagination of the ancient people in the form of the struggle between the Evil and Evil. For the first time, the birth of the Evil, the creation of an evil environment, and the struggle between the Evil and Evil are at the root of the struggle between Basat and Cyclopes. In the most ancient mythological times, the evil content of Basat was transformed into the good content of Basat in historical-mythological time, and then Basat was transformed into a hero of the Sun, Lion and Rough Tree (Gaba Aghaj) origin. Cyclopes, on the other hand, is unnamed in the myth, so it is marked by its external name in the chapter. In the epos, the battle of Basat and Cyclopes reflects the struggle that took place in the lower mythological layer. Because in the minds of historical people, it is absurd for Cyclopes to live in this world. Therefore, the narrator of the epos transforms this struggle into a degenerative time, and with the help of the poetics of the epos, creates a background for imagining this struggle as a battle in this world. For this reason, the degenerative time is often not noticeable in the chapter, the connection with the mythological time is broken in terms of the worldly imagination of the heroes, and the mythological time remains at the bottom. Therefore, the ancient myths about Basat and the giant cyclopes are forgotten, and are replaced by historical legends about Basat and Cyclopes. These legends are mostly involved in the formation of the "Chapter where Basat kills Cyclopes". Indeed, the negative characters of the Fairy Girl (Pari Gyz), Yellow Shepherd (Sary Choban) and Cyclopes are added to these legends. But in the myth, the Fairy Girl and the Yellow Shepherd are unnecessary, because in the early imaginations there was no concept of sexual intercourse, and Cyclopes was given birth by the Evil. Therefore, it can be said that the struggle between Basat and Cyclopes has several layers. The first layer is the period of the struggle of the Evil and Evil, the second layer is the period of the struggle of Basat and the monster, and the third layer is the period of the struggle of Basat and Cyclopes. The third layer is eschatological. This period can also be seen as Basat's battle with the Dajjal, who emerged as a new evil force at of that time. The Dajjal is also seen as one-eyed in religious beliefs.

Anahtar Kelimeler

Albarstı, Basat, Cyclopes (Tepegoz), degenerative time, Oghuz, Rough Tree (Gaba Aghaj), lion, Sun