Visualisation of the “Denouements” in Cypriot Legends as Cultural Heritage: The Mountain/Well/Plain, and the Sea/Lake/Shore Themed Cypriot Legends
Gürkan Gökaşan 1 * , Erdal Aygenç 1
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1 Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Near East University, Nicosia, N. CYPRUS* Corresponding Author

This article has been presented in ICES 2017 - International Conference on Environmental Sciences & Educational Studies.

This article belongs to the special issue "Interdisciplinary Research on the Environmental Education, Educational Studies in Sustainability & Instructional Technologies and Designs".


Legends as a part of intangible culture are known to provide information on their own culture as well as the perception structure of society. From our perspective, the legends, which can be taken into consideration from that dimension, would allow the interpretation of the personality of society in general through the expression and representation of their ‘consequences’. The aim of this study is to understand the cultural structure over the written legends as a cultural heritage product in addition to illustrate the community perception in the most effective and efficient manner. Therefore, critical text analysis was conducted on the written legends and the representation style of every consequence in each legend was analysed. Additionally, in order to contribute the permanence the legends through illustration, the related scenes of the legends were re-structured with the digital collage technique. A mixed method comprised of “ready material use” by Cubism, “exaggerated style” by Dadaism, “manipulation” by Surrealism and “use of neon colours” of pop-Art in addition to the technique ‘ripped paper texture’ which is developed solely by one of three searchers were used in this study. 96 Cypriot legends given in the written records were analysed and only the “denouements” of the legends related with Mountain/Well/Plain and Sea/Lake/Shore covered. As a result, the common feature of the Cypriot Legends was found as “death” as referred by the “denouements”. In other words, the final ending in the Cypriot Community is associated with death and additionally from the discourses of legends the society was identified as having a “patriarchal “socio-cultural structure.


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Article Type: Research Article

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2017, Volume 13, Issue 11, 7441-7455

Publication date: 06 Nov 2017

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