Totems in the mythology of the Turkic-speaking peoples
Ilhama Gultekin

This article talks about the role of the primitive repercussion of the mind of ancient people in the life of the Turkic-speaking peoples, the transfer of these fantasies and dreams to the modern world and the continuation of trust in supernatural beings. Although the totems described in the state emblems of some republics in modern times vary physically, they have almost the same qualities in general. It clarifies that mythology is not merely the definition of fear and joy, blessing and evil, enemy and hero images. Mythology is the first embodiment of the origin of the world, the origin of heroic epics.

Keywords: mythology, totems, phoenix, tulpar, griffon, garuda