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Espargham S, moosavi S M. The mythical critcism of the girl of narenj o toranj tale. LCQ. 2010; 3 :233-255
URL: http://lcq.modares.ac.ir/article-29-1257-en.html
1- Teaching in payamnoor university
2- tehran university professor
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“The girl of Narenj and toranj” is one of the most famous Persian tales about which there are many different narratives. It has been registered by universal code no. 408. It includes some mythical motifs. The motif of the girl’s death and her revival who lives inside fruits, is reminiscent of Plant God. The role of horse, girl’s long hair and her relationship with water, are some other evidences which prove this association. On the other hand, the prevalence of narratives in which the girl comes out of sour orange, citron and pomegranate shows that these fruits were related to myths and they had a kind of importance or special place for the public in the past. In fact, they were used as symbols in some customs like proposal and marriage ceremonies. Sour orange and citron were the symbols of happiness and fertility. Also, pomegranate was the symbol of fertility and blessing. Moreover, it was associated with love and its myths
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Received: 2011/05/5 | Accepted: 2011/06/2 | Published: 2011/09/15

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