Karadeniz International Scientific Journal

This is an internationally refereed social science journal that is published every three months (quarterly) in electronic-based and print-based since 2009. The journal publishes four issues each year (March, June, September, and December).

The publication language of this journal is Turkish, English, or Russian.

This is an open-access journal. Therefore, all issues and articles published so far can be accessed free of charge from the journal's website.



Людвиг Алексеевич ЧИБИРОВ

(Prof. Dr. Lyudviğ Alekseyeviç ÇİBİROV)

In ancient religions, decrepitude and death of revered king perceived as a real threat to the viability of the whole people. Indo-European tribes (Scythians, Massagets) existed as a parricide institutionalized phenomenon. The custom relented, as the time passed, but the frail elderly have not enjoyed the respect Alan, what is convincing evidence Nartovian epic (story "Uruzmag’s Feast" etc.). In honor to the war god Ares Scythians sacrificed prisoners of war, they cut off his right shoulder and thrown away (Herodotus). The tradition inherited Sarmatians and Alans, widely reflected in the oral folklore (tales, fairy tales, songs) and the traditions of the Ossetians. The biggest achievement in life Scythian – cutting off the head to the enemy – has found a direct reflection of the epic Narta Sage in the Ossetian language vocabulary. We find in the legends and legacy from the time of the Scythian scalping custom, the use of skulls as bowls, etc. The above examples of archaic – evidence of excessive ethnogenetic, continuity of communication, from the far-reaching of the Scythians to the modern Ossetians.

Key Words: Parricide. The fate of the elderly. Sacrifice. Prisoners of war. Right hand. Beheading. Bowl.

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