Paper Information

Journal:   MYTHO-MYSTIC LITERATURE JOURNAL (PERSIAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE JOURNAL)   SUMMER 2014 , Volume 10 , Number 35; Page(s) 35 To 62.
 
Paper: 

THE STRUCTURE OF THE STORY OF “KAY KAVUS FLYING TO HEAVEN”

 
 
Author(s):  BAGHERI MASOOMEH, RASTEGARI NEJAD SAHAR*
 
* SHAHID BAHONAR UNIVERSITY OF KERMAN
 
Abstract: 

In Avestan, Kay Kavus or Kauui Us an is introduced as great and the most glorious king of Kayanian dynasty. He has divine royal glory (khvarenah or farre izadi) which gives him special features. One of these features is “flying to heaven” and companionship with Ahura Mazda. But in the passage of time, the myth of Kay Kavus has changed. He has fallen from his high state and has turned into an idiot king that kills his son, Seyavash; His flying to heaven is interpreted as invading the divine territory and wishing to conquer heavens. The present article, after presenting the myth of Kay Kavus, tries to consider the reasons of his “flight to heaven” and change in the myth. Then, the original structure of the story will be revealed by displacing some of couplets of the story in Shanameh.

 
Keyword(s): KAY KAVUS, KAYANIAN, FLYING TO HEAVEN, AVESTAN, SHAHNAMEH
 
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