عنوان مقاله [English]
Analysis of some of mythological, epic and narrative themes hints of horse
in Nizami Ganjavi’s Khamsa
Horse has been of great significance for past generations, and thereby is has carried a number of hints as well as cultural references for many centuries. As such, horse has gained important role in all classical literary masterpieces. In this study, some mythological, epic and narrative hints of horse in Nizami Ganjavi’s Khamsa have been examined. Such analysis would help us understand subtleties of the poet’s short and long stories. Relying on his in-depth recognition of symbolism, psychology and anthropology, Nizami has turned horse to a central sign in his works. In underlying layers of these narrative indications, some mythological and epic elements are present. Sacrificing, descending from sun, relationship with the god of water, metamorphosis, totemic function are some topics introduced and discussed in the present study.
Keywords: horse, motif, mythology, epic, story, Nizami’s Khamsa