The Archetypal Images in Bamsi Beyrek and Bey Boyrek Narratives

Ozkan T. S.

MILLI FOLKLOR, no.85, pp.81-90, 2010 (AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: MILLI FOLKLOR
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.81-90
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


This paper analyses the archetypes which are considered as a repetitive images in narratives. At first, "Kam Bare Oglu Bamsi Beyrek Boyu" in Dede Korkut Book and Bey Boyrek which is one of the well known variant of Beyrek narratives in Anatolia have been chosen and interpreted within the context of archetypal theory of C. G. Jung and Mircea Eliade. Then, the "supernatural helper", "deer as: messenger", "birth of the hero" and "rebirth" archetypes in Beyrek narratives will be determined. Besides, the similarities will:be examined in the variants from different historical periods and geographies. Thus with the comparison of the archetypes in variants will be related with Jung's popular notion "collective unconscious".