Defense of the Binary Principle in Epic Fairy Tale Cover Image

ორმაგობის პრინციპის დაცვა ზღაპრულ ეპოსში
Defense of the Binary Principle in Epic Fairy Tale

Author(s): Rusudan Cholokashvili
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: ლიტერატურის ინსტიტუტის გამომცემლობა
Keywords: mythical thought; Fairy Tale; two dimensions

Summary/Abstract: Mythological and fairytale world covers three dimensions and four sides, thus these digits are dominants : 7 (3+4), 9 (3*3), 12 (3*4). In the kind of works there are no digits, though the contradictory position of the number of heroes occurred on between the two power. This two powers are the very contradiction of existed the world and the virtual one. The existed world refers to our daily existence and the vistual world to our life after our death – the world of the alive and the passed away people, dead. These two contradictory dimensions of the world reflect the one whole of the universe . The mental approach of the King from the fairy tale is based on the above mentioned stereotype , the King inherits his married son only the half of his realm and not the whole. It means that the heir will possess only the real world – alive world, the kingdom of his father , the King takes the virtual world for him. This is the very second half of the world where everything is represented upside-down , alive becomes dead etc… As the dimensions of the world are in permanent contradiction the situation couldn’t be the same for both dimensions, - if it is prosperity here , there is sorrow etc…the end of the fairy tale manifests the situation via versus: Let the sorrow be there and the prosperity and happiness here Let the rye be there and the flour here According to the contradictions of the two dimensions happiness and prosperity in this existed world is some kind of precondition for sorrow in that world. Georgian blessing texts convey the same character : Be the family happy Be the enemy dead After blessing of bride-groom it is also said: Ruin the family of the enemy of our groom Let the wolf eat up their sheep and cows.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 15
  • Page Range: 203-208
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Georgian