A Motif Analysis on Avicenna’s Legends that have been Detected in Turkmenistan Area
Keywords: İbni Sina, motifs of legends, motif analysis, Turkmenistan
AbstractThe pride of Turkish-Muslim World Avicena has lived between 980-1037 years A.D. His full name is Ebu Ali el-Hüseyin bin Abdullah İbni Sina. He had extraordinary mental capacities in the following fields of science: Philosophy, Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geometry, Astronomy, Music, Geology, Literature. He had approximately written 150-200 works in the above mentioned fields of science. He was a scientist, a physician and a philosopher. In the West he is known by the following name: Avicena. His general epithets known from the literature are as follows: the Prince of Philosophers, the Sultan of Physicians, the Wonder Child of the East, The Grand Master, The Master Scientist. There exist various recorded legennds and saying regarding Avicena in Turkmenistan.
In the given work we analyse the motives of four legends regarding İbni Sina (Avicena) recorded in Turkmenistan comparing them with the motives analysed in the work entitled Motif Index of Folk Literature by Stith Thompson. of the cultural oppression are.