Comparing and Contrasting the Stories of Polyphemus and Tepegöz

Giants, monsters, and other mythical creatures are seemingly ubiquitous throughout Eastern and Western folklore. These figures are often depicted as man-eating diabolical entities, and it is up to the heroes to stop them. Although giants are immensely powerful, they are ultimately defeated by the heroes. Homer’s Odyssey and the Turkish epic Book of Dede Korkut … Read moreComparing and Contrasting the Stories of Polyphemus and Tepegöz

Masters of Deception

The element of disguise is often associated with deception and suspense. This literary device is seemingly ubiquitous throughout Eastern and Western folklore, and is seen in Homer’s Odyssey and the Turkish epic The Book of Dede Korkut. Despite the fact that disguise manifests itself in varying capacities, each homecoming evokes a question of identity. Ancient … Read moreMasters of Deception