DOI 10.52773/tsuull.gold.2019.2/XUYV9360


  • Marg‘uba ABDULLAEVA


ancient traditional folk tales, historical depiction, Alanquvo, extraordinary abilities


Turkic folk tales have a long tradition in Uzbek literary heritage. Glorified heroes with super powers and brave characters with extraordinary abilities were in the center
of the ancient eposes. Among the Turkic and Farsi-written sources are famous “Shajarai
Turk” by Abulgazi Bakhadirxan, “Jome ut-tavoriz” and “Oguznama” by Rashididdin,
“The History of the Four Nations” by Mirza Ulugbek, “Abdullanama” by Hafiz Bukhari,
“Zafarnoma” by Sharafiddin Ali Yazdiy, “Nusratnoma” by an unknown author, “History of
Rashidiy” by Muhammad Haydar Mirza. These are historically significant works produced
in the regions of Movaraunnaxr and Xuroson in the pick of the Islamic civilization.
In this paper, the author reveals the features of Alanguva, a mythical heroin presented
in the mentioned written sources. Thus, the veneration of Holy Alanguva depicted with
magnificent attributes, considering her historical background and her popularity as a divine feminine energy filled with purity and trustworthiness. Diverse believes and different
historical sources portray Alanguva’s deepest potential in her holiness and tenderness.
Alanguva’s highly popular innocence and compassion towards the trustworthiness revealed in the sources. The image of her is electrified by giving birth to her child by taking
the holy spirit’s blessing. Additionally, the mesmerizing Alanguva is compared with the
Virgin Mary.