A roundtable on “National-moral existence – Kitabi-Dede Gorgud” was held on November 8 in the Azerbaijan University of Languages (AUL) in the framework of the Auditorium + program organized by the Department of Azerbaijani Literature of the University and Azerbaijan Research Laboratory. The event, which was attended by professors and teachers of the University, the head of the Dede Gorgud department at the Folklore Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Doctor of Philology, Professor Ramazan Gafarly delivered a lecture on “Mythological World Model and Homeland Image” in “Kitabi Dede Gorgud”. He spoke about the history of the “Kitabi Dede Gorgud” epos, the features of the images depicted and the mythological outlook of the events presented: “Acting member of ANAS, rector Kamal Abdulla thanked him for promoting epic” Kitabi Dede Gorgud “in Azerbaijan and in the world. I am very glad that I am the author of the first report in a series of lectures on this topic at AUL. I want to convey to you that the epos is a public concern for the publication and promotion of the world. The Order of the Great Leader Heydar Aliyev on the celebration of Worldwide 1300th Anniversary of the Kitabi Dede Gorgud in 1997, and the relevant Order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on 200th Anniversary of the first translation into the German language and its publication in the German language and the organization of events at the state level are a clear example of this. “Ramazan Gafarly said that Dede Gorgud’s image is one of the most spectacular monuments of the Turks to the treasury of the world culture. “In this epic, which has no analogues in the literary heritage of any nation, we can see the traces of most social elements from the original outlook of our ancestors to the historical events of the Middle Ages. The main character in the dastan is characterized as a symbol of the homeland, and the right is considered to be the right of God. The poetic language of the epic “Kitabi-Dede Gorgud”, which is a monument of the Azerbaijani people’s artistic thinking, is rich in artistic means. They utilized the subtleties of the people’s language, proverbs and sayings. “Kitabi-Dede Gorgud” is a rich source for the history of the Azerbaijani language.
The director of the Institute of Folklore of ANAS, director of the Azerbaijan Literature Department of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Academician Mukhtar Imanov named Dede Gorgud for the heroic deeds of the “Kitabi-Dede Gorgud” epos, about the elements of the Islamic religion, etymology of the Gorgut word and other important issues, “The epic” Kitabi Dede Gorgud “, which is characteristic of historical personalities and events, is also reflected in events and images based on mythological outlook, along with real events. Based on mythological perspective, we can observe elements of the Turkish outlook before Islam. ”
The students’ questions were answered.