Investigating customs and rituals of mourning in folk tales (Based on “ Mashdi Galin tales “ and Jawami ul- Hikayat)
In this paper, the authors have tried to describe the rituals, customs, and rituals of mourning mentioned in two books of Galin-Khanum and Jawami ul-Hikayat tales, which contain the stories on the theme of death in folk tales, and how the ancient people are dealing with their grieves when disappearing one of their close relatives. Galin Khanum tales book contains 110 Persian tales and the book Jawami ul-Hikayat consists of 46 narrations, both of which are written in the folk tales. The result of this research which is based on bibliographic and descriptive-analytic resources, suggests that our ancestors, based on what has been mentioned in the works, have reacted to this inevitable event. The latter has been associated with ritualistic and cultural concepts of the community. These traditions are totally relevant and deserve to analysis. Behaviors like taking a black handkerchief in hand, tying a narrow black armpit to arm, blacken the royal palace etc. are among the rituals which are In some way, the expression of the continuation of life after death, the demand for forgiveness , mercy for decease and the creation of hope and motivation for the survivors.
Culture and Folk Literature, Volume:6 Issue:24, 2019
47 - 68  
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