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SOURCE:   Philology. Theory & Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2016. 6. Part 2. P. 10-13.
SCIENTIFIC AREA: Philological Sciences
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Bukhurov Mukhamed Fuadovich
Kabardian-Balkarian Institute of Humanitarian Researches

Abstract. Until present the subject repertoire of the cycle about the Nart Shauei in Adyghe folklore hasnt been an object of a special study. Taking into consideration this fact, the author of the article, basing on vast material, selected in the course of the preparation of the multi-volume edition of the anthological collection "The Narts. The Adyghe Sagas" for publication, focuses on the identification and examination of the major themes and plot-forming motives of the mentioned cycle. The paper also determines the nature of interaction between archaic motives and the motives of more recent origin.
Key words and phrases: , , , , , , legend, cycle, Shauei, ordeal, heroic matchmaking, miraculous birth.
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