İdil Sanat ve Dil Dergisi
Cilt 6, Sayı 36  Güz I 2017  (ISSN: 2146-9903, E-ISSN: 2147-3056)

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In the epic forms of folklore, the protagonist is mostly a man and his actions are told. In the epic, we always see the heroism of the men. However, the woman figure influenced both the Russian and Turkic folk literature to a significant extent. When we consider the issue from the aspect of Turkic mythology it is impossible to encounter gods or goddesses - the Turkic religious - mythological system is monotheistic - therefore, the holly female fiction can be considered under the title of Mythological Mother. In the most ancient layer of the Turkic Mythology we seen the existence of a Mythological Mother or in more concrete variant an Earth Mother, that can meet the qualifications like being the first, being the start and gathering the birth and death together. The influence of mythology is undoubtedly seen in the Turkic and Russian folklores. As the matriarchal system exists in the Slav culture for a long time, there is a woman figure or a brave woman as strong as the men is present in the Russian fairy tales, epics. As for the Turkic folk, a brave woman is not seen in the fairytales, but there is in the epics. However, the woman figure has been some changed after the recognition of religion whether it is Christianity or Muslim as they influenced the oral traditions.

Keywords:. Woman, Folklore, Russian, Turkic, Mythology, Figure.