The Concept of a Bull in Georgian Lifestyle and Literature

  • Mariam BAKURIDZE


Georgian culture is an important part of the world culture, which had created its own
pagan religion and pantheon of gods, however, Georgian mythical realm is relatively
smaller and modest than the Greco-Roman one. The Georgian man has easily acquired
all those pagan deities that were associated with good deeds and agriculture. High yield
and fertility was the basis of well-being for a farmer and therefore, they used to worship
deities which were considered to be the protectors of productivity.
„For Georgians, Ox was a sacred creature which was worshiped by them as it was
considered to be the symbol of the Sun, together with Eagle and Lion“ (Kiknadze, 2016,
p. 30).