The concept of mythology, which is referred to as "myth" in our language, is accepted as a cultural extension of civilizations and conveys the events, dreams and legends of the society to which it belongs to the present day by symbolizing it. Legends in mythology present the society's effort and perspective to make sense of the world. The Turkish nation, which has shown its existence in many geographies, also has a very rich mythological past. From the moment of their existence, Turks have created many myths in line with their own beliefs and cultures, and these mythical rituals have been transferred from generation to generation through works of art. The snake figure, which is frequently used in world mythologies and considered sacred in many cultures, has also taken its place in visual arts with its many positive and negative features. The legend of Şahmeran, which is mostly depicted as half-human, half-animal in Turkish mythology, has also frequently found its place in both contemporary and traditional art works. In this study; The reflections of the şahmeran myth on art will be examined through examples.
Keywords: Myth, legend, snake, sahmeran