PROBLEMS OF ACCULTURATION IN TURKISH-SLAVIC RELATIONS AND THEIR REFLECTION IN THE “HEAVEN AND EARTH” MYTHOLOGEME

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  • Abay K. KAIRZHANOV, Nazira NURTAZINA, Aiman M. AZMUKHANOVA, Kuanyshbek MALIKOV, Karlygash K. SAREKENOVA

Abstract

The relevance of the study in this article is determined by the fact that long and constant contacts between the ancient Turks and Slavs formed significant cultural components in the context of communication between peoples. In the interaction of carriers of culture not only a certain shift of cultural paradigms take place, but also ethnic groups enter into complex relationships, while in the process of acculturation of each of them finds its identity and specificity, are mutually adapted by borrowing some of the cultural traits of each other. The article examines the problems of acculturation between the studied ethnic groups, which led to a certain shift in the cultural paradigm in the field of mythological representations. However, the deep value orientations of culture in both ethnic groups are preserved. The purpose of the study is: to examine equipollent worldview ideas (the “Heaven and Earth” mythologeme) of an ancient period, on the one hand, what changes have occurred with the original Slavic pre-Scandinavian pagan deities as a result of acculturation, on the other, the most ancient names of mythological deities inherent to the ancient Turks. To achieve this goal, we apply the methods of historical and philosophical methodology, which made it possible to single out the categorical status of acculturation and the conceptual scheme of this process as tools for studying the mythology “Heaven and Earth”. In addition, the use of comparative methods allowed conducting a diachronic analysis of pagan deities. Research study gave such results: equipollent mythological deities of the upper, middle and lower worlds in the worldview of the studied ethnic groups.  These results are of practical importance, especially for the analysis of mythological representations of other nations who find themselves in a constant and prolonged contact to a specific historical period. As a result of this process the functional unity of both contacting ethnic groups was broken, over a period of time was established a new balance, which was reflected, first of all, in the worldview of peoples. Exactly this balance is described in the article:   some equipollent similarity took place in the name of the original pagan deities in the compared cultures. These phenomena have been found in narrative sources, in which we observe some preserved reflexes and rudiments of past relationships in the cultures of these nations.

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Published

2020-12-01

How to Cite

Abay K. KAIRZHANOV, Nazira NURTAZINA, Aiman M. AZMUKHANOVA, Kuanyshbek MALIKOV, Karlygash K. SAREKENOVA. (2020). PROBLEMS OF ACCULTURATION IN TURKISH-SLAVIC RELATIONS AND THEIR REFLECTION IN THE “HEAVEN AND EARTH” MYTHOLOGEME. PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology, 17(6), 6936-6950. Retrieved from http://mail.palarch.nl/index.php/jae/article/view/1971