Cult of Wolf and World Tree in Eurasian and American Native Peoples

Год: 2014
Автор: Mirlan Namatov and Nurlan Namatov
Издательство: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Totem of wolf is associated with the heaven and heavenly faiths, where the function of the image of wolf is not just in the “birth” of the clan or tribe, but also to ensure the sacred connection with the heaven. The image of wolf performs a protective functions, it is more protector than the the ancestor. The origin and development of this image in the world outlook of the nomadic peoples of Central Asia and in the first place among the Turks can be traced on the basis of the analysis of artifacts and image of wolf on the territory of Central Asia. But surely the fact that the elements of the ancient man`s world view survived in a complex of traditional beliefs elements of which have moved into the world religions.