Folklor/ Edebiyat Uluslararası Kıbrıs Üniversitesi, vol.27, no.105, pp.29-46, 2021 (Scopus)
In the context of creation and transfer, oral culture products are known to always have a dynamic structure. In particular, narrative products are renewed depending on the time and the geography where they are produced and transferred, and they exist through this. However, some of the narratives that are forgotten as a result of some cultural changes may continue to live in oral culture by being transformed in terms of structure and function. This study, as an example, focuses on the expression of apocalyptic narrative as it is being withdrawn from use, and this narrative, which turns into an idiom, is used for the purpose of satirical by worsening the meaning. These narratives, which were written by different researchers on different dates from the anklet city of Kayseri, Yozgat, Azerbaijan, and Khalkhal (Iran), were examined in an intertextual context, and it was determined that the narrations changed in terms of subject, function and structure, and turned into an idiomatic expression. These narratives, which are associated with the myths from Turkish origin, where only an old woman and a wolf are going to survive on the day of resurrection, have been analyzed in terms of content and discourse. Over time, the sense of holiness of the wolf and the woman in the context of belief began to move away from our cultural world. For this reason, these two motifs take on a completely negative character in the phrase of staying in apocalypse with the wolf living in the oral culture. However, the negativity in terms of meaning and discourse prevented the apocalypse discourse about the wolf and the woman from disappearing from the tradition. In this context, the apocalypse with the wolf continues its journey in our oral culture as an idiom.