Summary: The book of my grandfather Corkuta

Bayyndyr Khan, for a long time established among Oguzes, organized a feast for the Beks. He ordered white tents for those who have sons, red for those who do not have sons, but have a daughter, and black tents for childless beks. In order to humiliate the latter more, he ordered them to serve them with meat from a black sheep and put them on a black felt.

So did with the prominent beaver Dirce-khan, who arrived with his squad for the ceremony. He left Bayydir Khan’s bid in anger. At home, on the advice of his wife, Dirce-khan arranged a feast, fed the starving, gave generous alms, begging God for his son in this way. He had a son, who was brought up in the same way as was accepted by the nobility. At the age of fifteen, playing with his peers, he suddenly saw a fierce Khan bull being led to the square. His comrades abandoned the game and hid. But the brave young man, with a fist blow, forced the furious bull to abandon him, and then cut off his head. With the stormy ecstasy of the Oghuz beks, Korkut named his name Bugach (Bull). According to Oguz tradition, the father gave his son an inheritance and gave him bekdom. However, Dirce Khan’s vigilantes, envying the courage of the young man and the power he achieved, began to weave around him intrigue. It ended with the fact that Dirce-Khan was mortally wounding his Bugach on the hunt. Mother with trembling waited for the son’s return from the first trip to the hunt; It was even prepared, according to the custom of the Oguzes, to make a feast on this occasion. Having met only her husband, she rushed to him with questions and reproaches. Without receiving an answer, she took her forty female warriors and went to look for her son,

The young man was lying in the blood, barely driving the vultures away from him. Khyzyr appeared and warned him that the medicine for the wounds could be the juice of mountain flowers mixed with the mother’s milk, and then disappeared. Her mother came, took her son, cured her, but kept it secret from her husband. The young man finally recovered. In the meantime, forty of Dirce’s warriors decided to put an end to the khan himself: they conspired to bind him and hand him over to the enemies. Learning about this, the wife of the khan turned to her son, told him about what had happened and asked her to help her father out. Bugach went alone to meet intruders and overtook them in the parking lot. Dirce Khan did not recognize his son, asked the traitors for permission to engage in a fight with the young man, so that if they win, they release him. They agreed. But the young man entered the battle with forty traitors, some of them killed, some captured, and freed his father.

Seeing the sons of the beks who serve at the reception at Bayyndyyr-khan, Kam-Burah-bek was very sad: he did not have a son. Those present at the feast prayed to God that he sent down his son to him. Immediately the other bek said of his desire to have a daughter. The Beks also prayed for him. At the same time, both beks agreed to marry their future children. And now Kam-Bura had a son, who was named Bamsa-Beirek.

The boy quickly grew and married. At the age of fifteen he became a hero, Once he went hunting with his peers. The merchants appealed to him with a complaint against the bandits. The young man defeated a band of robbers and returned the merchants goods.

It is noteworthy in this episode that the young man, having shown heroism, acquired the right to initiate the oldest custom of Oguzes.

Hunting another time, Bamsy-Beyrek noticed tents in the steppe, which belonged to a fellow who had been engaged to him. Dede-Korkut was sent as a matchmaker. They played a wedding, but on the first wedding night the ruler of Bayburd fortress attacked the young man’s bet and took him prisoner. Seventeen years Bamsa-Beirek spent in prison. Meanwhile, the rumor about his death was dissolved, and his wife was forced to agree to a marriage with another young bek. Having agreed, she, however, sent the merchants to search for her husband. The latter were able to inform Bamsa-Beyrek about what had happened. Bamsa-Beirek managed to escape. Near the prison, he found his horse and set off. On the way he met a singer who was going to the wedding, exchanging his horse for a musical instrument, he came to the wedding, pretending to be a fool. By his antics, Beirek began to amuse people, and then took part in competitions in archery and went out victorious. His antics liked Kazan. The latter appointed Bejrek a wedding betque. Using this, Beirek went to the female half and demanded that the bride danced for him. Seeing his ring on her finger, he opened his wife. The wedding was upset. In the final, Bejrek attacks the Baybourd fortress and releases thirty-nine of his associates.

A certain Delju Dumrul, the son of the Ghaj-kji, built a bridge over the waterless riverbed and collected thirty-three money from those who crossed the bridge, and forty-from those who did not pass through it. He boasted that there was not and there was no man equal in strength. Once the nomad camp stopped. And there was a sick jigit among the aliens, who soon died. There was a crying for him. Dumur Dumrul rode up to the nomad and asked who was the killer of the jigit. Learning that the young man was robbed of his life by the “red-winged Azrael”, he asked about him and demanded from God that he send Azrael to face him with force. He wanted to punish him so that he no longer dared to deprive young people of life.

God did not like the insolence of Delu Dumrul, and he ordered Azrael to take life from Delia. Once Dely Dumrul sat with his forty jigits and drank wine. Suddenly Azrail appeared. Out of himself with rage, the bek yelled at him, asking how he, such ugly, came to him without warning. Having learned that before him Azrael, Delu Dumrul ordered to lock the door and rushed at him with a sword. Azrael, turning into a dove, flew out into the window. This further divided Dely Dumrul. He took his eagle and galloped after Azrael. After killing a couple of pigeons, he returned home. And here before him again appeared Azrael. A frightened horse knocked down his rider. Immediately, Azrail sat Delia on his chest and was ready to take his life. At the plea of ​​Deluru Dumrul to spare him, Azrail answered that he is only an envoy of the almighty God, only God gives and takes away life. And this was a revelation for Delu Dumrul. He asked God to save his life for having submitted. God told Azrael to keep him alive, but in return he demanded the life of someone else. Delu Dumrul went to his elderly parents asking that one of them sacrifice himself for him. My parents did not agree. Then Delu Dumrul asked Azrail to fulfill his last wish: to go with him to his wife to give orders before his death. Saying goodbye to his wife, Delu Dumrul told her to marry, so that children would not grow up without a father. His wife was ready to give his life for him. God, however, did not take her soul, but ordered Azrael to take away the life of his parents, Delu Dumrul, and promised the faithful the same hundred and forty years of life. but instead demanded the life of someone else. Delu Dumrul went to his elderly parents asking that one of them sacrifice himself for him. My parents did not agree. Then Delu Dumrul asked Azrail to fulfill his last wish: to go with him to his wife to give orders before his death. Saying goodbye to his wife, Delu Dumrul told her to marry, so that children would not grow up without a father. His wife was ready to give his life for him. God, however, did not take her soul, but ordered Azrael to take away the life of his parents, Delu Dumrul, and promised the faithful the same hundred and forty years of life. but instead demanded the life of someone else. Delu Dumrul went... to his elderly parents asking that one of them sacrifice himself for him. My parents did not agree. Then Delu Dumrul asked Azrail to fulfill his last wish: to go with him to his wife to give orders before his death. Saying goodbye to his wife, Delu Dumrul told her to marry, so that children would not grow up without a father. His wife was ready to give his life for him. God, however, did not take her soul, but ordered Azrael to take away the life of his parents, Delu Dumrul, and promised the faithful the same hundred and forty years of life. to give orders before death. Saying goodbye to his wife, Delu Dumrul told her to marry, so that children would not grow up without a father. His wife was ready to give his life for him. God, however, did not take her soul, but ordered Azrael to take away the life of his parents, Delu Dumrul, and promised the faithful the same hundred and forty years of life. to give orders before death. Saying goodbye to his wife, Delu Dumrul told her to marry, so that children would not grow up without a father. His wife was ready to give his life for him. God, however, did not take her soul, but ordered Azrael to take away the life of his parents, Delu Dumrul, and promised the faithful the same hundred and forty years of life.

In the age of Oguzes lived a wise husband named Kangly-koja. He planned to marry his son Kan-Turaly, and he made unusual demands on the bride: she must get out of bed before the husband, saddle the horse and sit on him earlier than the husband, and before the husband attacks the giaours, she must attack them and bring their heads. Kangly-koja asked his son to look for a bride. The young man traveled all around the Oguz world, but in vain: he did not find the bride to his liking. Then his father went with him along with the elders, and to no avail. And so the old men decided to go to Trebizond, whose ruler had a beautiful daughter of a heroic constitution, capable of pulling a double bow. The girl’s father announced that he would give a daughter for someone who could defeat three animals: a lion, a black bull and a black camel.

Hearing about such terrible conditions, Kangly-koja decided to tell all this to his son. “If he finds enough courage in himself, then pretend to the hand of the girl, if not, then let him be satisfied with the girl from the Oguzes,” he thought.

Kan-Turaly did not frighten these conditions. Accompanied by forty companions he went to Trabzon and was received with honors. The young man defeated the beasts. They played a wedding, but the groom decided to immediately return home and play a wedding in accordance with their customs and only then connect with the beloved.

On the way home, Kan-Turaly decided to rest. Have chosen a suitable place. The young man fell asleep. Seljan-khatun, the bride of Kan-Turaly, fearing insidiousness from her father, put on armor and began to watch the road while the groom slept. Her fears were justified. The ruler of Trebizond decided to return his daughter and sent a large detachment after Kan-Turaly. Seljan-khatun quickly woke the groom, and they entered the battle, during which she lost sight of Kan-Turaly. The girl found him on foot and wounded in the eye. The gore blinded him. Together they rushed to the giaours and exterminated everyone. At the end of the battle, Seljan-Khatun planted a wounded groom on the horse and set off on her way. On the road, Kan-Turaly, fearing to disgrace myself by the fact that he was saved thanks to the help of a woman, decided to crack down on Seljah Khatun. She, offended by the attack of the bridegroom, I accepted the fight and almost killed him. Then reconciliation took place. Kan-Turaly realized that he had found the girl he wanted. Again they played a wedding.

Once the enemy attacked the Oguzes. The stanovishche migrated. In the turmoil, the baby Aruz-koji was dropped. He was picked up by a lioness and nurtured. After a while the Oguzes returned to their parking lot. Tabunshchik said that every day from the reed thickets appears some creature that walks like a man, strikes horses and sucks blood. Aruz recognized his missing son in it, took him home, but he kept going to the lion’s den. Finally Dede-Korkut inspired him that he was a man and he should be with people, ride horses, and gave him the name of Basat.

Another time, when the Oguzes migrated to the ice, the shepherd Aruz met several peri at the source, caught one of them, met with her, after which the peri flew away, informing the shepherd that he came in a year and took her “pledge” from her. A year later, when the Oguzes again arrived on the ice, the shepherd found a bright, shiny pile at that source. Priletelapery, called the shepherd, gave him his “pledge” and added: “You brought death on Oguzes.”

The shepherd began throwing stones at the heap. But with every blow it grew. At the source appeared Oghuz Beks led by Bayyndyr Khan. The jigits began to beat the heap. But she was growing up. Finally, Aruz-koja touched her spurs, she burst, and out of it came a boy with one eye on his head. Aruz took this boy, brought him home. They invited several wet-nurses, but all of them he ruined: “Once he pulled on his breast, took all the milk, to a drop, pulled again, took all the blood from her, pulled it for the third time, took her soul.” Then they began to feed him with sheep’s milk. He grew up quickly and began to attack children. As Aruz did not punish him, nothing helped. Finally drove Depegeza out of the house.

A mother appeared, put a ring on his finger. Dyperes left the Oguz mill, climbed a high mountain and became a robber. He attacked the herd, devoured people and all. Nobody could compare with him. All prominent Oguz Beks, including the almighty Kazan, suffered defeat from him. Then they decided to send Dede-Korkuta to him for negotiations. Depegez demanded sixty people daily to be eaten. They agreed that the Oguzes would give him two men and five hundred sheep a day, and two cooks would be assigned to him, who would prepare food for him. Oguzes selected people alternately from each family. One old woman had two sons. One was taken, when the turn came to the second, she prayed. They advised her to turn to Basat, the son of Aruz-koji, who was famous as a hero. Basat agreed to join the fight with the man-eater, but at the first attempt to fight with him was seized, imprisoned in cave and handed over to cooks. When the cannibal slept, the cooks pointed to his only vulnerable point – his eye. Basat heated the spit and blinded Depegeza. Enraged cannibal to catch and punish the enemy, stood at the entrance of the cave; releasing rams, he checked each of them, but Basatu managed to get out of the cave in the skin of a ram. Deephege tried three more times to overcome the enemy (through the magic ring, the enchanted dome into which he placed Basata, and the magic sword), but in vain. Finally, Basat killed the cannibal with his own magic sword. Basat heated the spit and blinded Depegeza. Enraged cannibal to catch and punish the enemy, stood at the entrance of the cave; releasing rams, he checked each of them, but Basatu managed to get out of the cave in the skin of a ram. Deephege tried three more times to overcome the enemy (through the magic ring, the enchanted dome into which he placed Basata, and the magic sword), but in vain. Finally, Basat killed the cannibal with his own magic sword. Basat heated the spit and blinded Depegeza. Enraged cannibal to catch and punish the enemy, stood at the entrance of the cave; releasing rams, he checked each of them, but Basatu managed to get out of the cave in the skin of a ram. Deephege tried three more times to overcome the enemy (through the magic ring, the enchanted dome into which he placed Basata, and the magic sword), but in vain. Finally, Basat killed the cannibal with his own magic sword.


Summary: The book of my grandfather Corkuta