Vol. 14 (2020): XIV International Symposium Contemporary Issues of Literary Studies : The Silk Road Countries` Folklore
Foklore Genres

Hungarian-Georgian Folktale Parallels

Dalila Bedianidze
Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature

Published 2020-10-20


  • Georgian Folktales,
  • Hungarian Folktales,
  • Similarities


Georgian folktales are very rich with various topics, motifs, episodes, tale formulas and magic characters. They have similarities with the folktales of numerous countries, including Hungarian folktales. This was mentioned earlier as well, in the foreword of Russian tran-slation of Hungarian folktales and fampus Hungarian scientists have studied this issue as well. The issue is very wide and requires serious researches due to great number of similarities. Here we shall mention only few Georgian and Hungarian tales, Similarities include common topics, fables, certain episodes, characters, tale formulas, and tale beginning