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what to wear when…in a turkish fairy tale.

examples: sessiz prenses (the silent princess), köz-çocuk (the cinder-youth), yılan-peris ve büyülü ayna (the serpent-fairy and the magical mirror)

turkish tales are nothing if they are not fanciful. most of them include leaps of the imagination into the realm of phantasmagoria. even in realistic and moralistic stories, there is usually an element of whimsy. bizarre transformations abound. there are abrupt turns of events, inexplicable changes of identity…it would not be incorrect to say the heart of the turkish tale is fantasy. the time-honored typology of turkish oral narratives [includes] wisdom stories, fables, heroic and historical narratives, love stories, legends [efsane], accounts of miraculous occurrences, humorous and satirical anecdotes [fıkra], [tales (masal), hagiographic legends (menâkıbnâmes), epics (destan, dessan, dasitan, jir, boy, épopée; pre-islamic epic tales such as the dâstân-ı tevârîh-i mülûk-iâl-i’osmâns), folkhikâyes (romantic epic hikâye told by âşıks), and gazavâtnâmes and jihâdnâmes (heroic/religious/warrior epic tales)]…with the turks migrating into asia minor and then holding sway in far-flung territories, a great synthesis of oral literature evolved…that is why the turkish repertoire is so vast and the diversity of tales so encompassing…tales were then talismans and thaumaturgical potions…tales became tantalizing evangelical tools. seljuk anatolia and the ottoman empire nurtured storytelling as a prevalent form of entertainment and enlightenment…some [turkish fairy tales] have elaborate storylines and many layers of meaning; some are so streamlined as to seem puristic. a goodly number possess outright or subtle political criticism, whereas a few are straight love stories. the action varies from galloping to tame. fatalism alternates with a defiant, almost revolutionary, spirit. many belong to the pure masal (tale) genre told for pleasure while some are mesel (parables with a moral). they include dragons, giants, witches, villains - but also innocent children, lovable characters, romantic lovers, and guardian angels.

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Mysterious medieval door #prague #architecture #buildings #doors #castle

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October arrived, spreading a damp chill over the grounds and into the castle. Madam Pomfrey, the nurse, was kept busy by a sudden spate of colds among the staff and students. Raindrops the size of bullets thundered on the castle windows for days on end; the lake rose, the flower beds turned into muddy streams, and Hagrid’s pumpkins swelled to the size of garden sheds.

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Cedar Lake, 1914

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