Demir N.

TURK KULTURU VE HACI BEKTAS VELI-ARASTIRMA DERGISI, no.57, pp.15-28, 2011 (Journal Indexed in AHCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 57
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Page Numbers: pp.15-28
  • Keywords: Haci Bektas Veli, Saga, Legend, Lullaby


When Haci Bektas Veli-based literature has been analysed, it has been possible to see that most of the studies about Had Bektas Veli based on writing resources. Whereas, Had Bektas Veli had lived in public's pocket and pursued his life as one of the his life as public during during Anatolia was becoming homeland by Oghuz Turks. Thus, a resourceful oral literature has been occupied based on Haci Bektas Veli. Currently, Haci Bektas Veli has an important role in Islamic Turkish sagas, epopees, lullabies and folk songs. Saltik-name,, originated in Anatolia, has been icludes important informations about Haci Bektas Veli. The author of the work Ebu1 Hayr-i Rumi has adapted rumours written in 15th century with rumours about Anatolian saints. Haci Bektas Veil has been mentioned in epopees, too. Most of the epopees are about family education. Thus, Haci Bektas Veli has been accepted as a mentor and a paterfamilias for Turkish people. Haci Bektas Veli is one of the recognized personalities to young generation in Turkish families. Turkish people have been lulling their babies to sleep to sleep with Haci Bektas Veli's spirituals grandfather Haci Bektas Veil. Turkish people familiarize him via folk songs and ballads. All of the above mentioned facts are reflections of the deep down ideas of Turkish public. In oral Turkish culture Haci Bektas Veli has been identified a mentor and stories based: on him has been used for identfying his scientific personality trying to find solution for conflicts in society, exemplfying him and calling for help in hard times. Also, his connection with other Anatolian saints,, his students and his perceptions about life and society should have been added, too. Actually, all through his life, he has been living with folk. An important proof of this idea is collected legends from Anatolia. In hard times, people still have been calling him for help.