The Turks in our Mirror.

Турци у нашем огледалу. "Ропче моје, змијо од Турака"!
The Turks in our Mirror. "My hands, the serpent of the Turks"!

Author(s): Olga Zirojević
Subject(s): Ethnic Minorities Studies, Politics and Identity
Published by: Етнографски институт САНУ
Summary/Abstract: Identification of the Turks and a snake is stressed in this work. Folk singer equals the Turks with the animal with such a demonic character. He glorifies them both into the same mythological sphere, and at the same time gives them certain mythical character. Connection between a snake and water brings to another mythical animal - the dragon. There is no permanence in using the term a snake - a dragon. But, snakes are mostly the Turks, and dragons are mostly the Serbs.

  • Page Range: 107-113
  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 1998
  • Language: Serbian