Since ancient times, beings in the sky have attracted the attention of people, and various beliefs have been developed about their appearance, disappearance, shapes, colors, etc. It is common in every society to attribute unexplained events to some beliefs in the society, to some imaginary reasons, and to have positive or negative expectations about the future by making some inferences from natural events. The Ottoman Empire is a great civilization with a very different belief and cultural structure. As a member of this civilization, it is seen that these beliefs have somehow influenced the writings of the poets of classical literature who know, are affected by, believe in the beliefs within the society or use them in their poems even if they do not believe within the framework of a tradition. In this study, it is aimed to determine the beliefs about the comet and the comet through the poems written by the poets of classical literature. In this article, first of all, some information about the comet was given through the review of various sources, and then the appearance of the comet in classical Turkish poetry and the reflections of the beliefs about the comet on this poetry were determined. For this purpose, the couplets related to the comet identified from divans and masnavis have been guiding us. Intralingual translations of the couplets were made, and in some places, visuals related to the issue emphasized were also used. With this study, it has been tried to draw attention to the fact that the poets of classical literature used the comet as a material in their poems like everything they observed in the period they lived in, but in doing so, they embellished these materials with deep imaginations, wide associations and subtle allusions because they were poets.
Comet, folk beliefs, classical Turkish poetry.