Allegory of the Didgori War, allusions and paradigms in the poem "The Knight in the shoes of a Panther"

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  • Tinatin Biganishvili

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https://doi.org/10.52340/zssu.2021.26

Abstract

In the Georgian mythology the underworld, ctonic world is symbolized by Kajeti (Kajaveti), the residence of negative demons, after defeating of which St. George and other Sons of God after descent to the underworld obtain treasure, chalice. This is the initation path of St. George. In ,,The Knight in the Panther’s Skin” the symbolic drama of the heroic initation is given through the images of the Georgian mythology and folklore. In the Georgian culture and mentality of  XII c. the defeating of the underworld, ctonic world, the victory over the lower world is the end of the initation path of sunny heroes and knights. In ,,The Knight in the Panther’s Skin”  it is symbolized by two episodes: defeating of Kajeti and the big war of Khataeti. Also,  these two episodes  contain symbols and allegories, allusions and paradigmatic meanings, which are connected with the main Georgian symbol of the defeating of evil by God’s knights – The Didgori battle.

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Published

2021-08-25

How to Cite

Tinatin Biganishvili. (2021). Allegory of the Didgori War, allusions and paradigms in the poem "The Knight in the shoes of a Panther". SHOTA MESKHIA STATE TEACHING UNIVERSITY VOLUME OF SCIENTIFIC WORKS, (11). https://doi.org/10.52340/zssu.2021.26

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ZVIAD GAMSAKHURDIA 80