ELEMENTS OF SHAMANISM IN THE ORIGIN OF TONGUE TWISTERS

Ali DUYMAZ

Shamanism is based upon animism. Animism based on belief that every animate or inanimate being has a spirit or secret life in. Shamanism is a practical animism. Because the nature is alive with its Gods and spirits, and whole universe can only be realized in tandem. Shamans with their qualities of achieving higher levels are shoother who obtain relations between humans and Gods and spirits. There are elements of shamanism in origin of some tongue twisters. Origin of some tongue twisters extends over ancient shaman prayers especially sentences said in rites pre islamic period. This type of tongue twisters are existed now. In this paper, elements of shamanism in the origin of tongue twisters explained with the examples of the various Turkish tribes.

Key Words: Sahamanism, animism, shaman, orison, tongue twister