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hoseyni M. The Classification of Hero’s Birth Function in Myth, Legend, Folk and Fairy Tales. CFL 2013; 1 (1) :143-170
URL: http://cfl.modares.ac.ir/article-11-9250-en.html
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 In many of mythical, folklore and fairy stories, the birth of the hero has many mythical and fictional characteristics. The grounding of the birth of the hero traces on the hero’s future life. In many stories, which have the birth function, there are many barriers in the birth process. Among these obstacles, we can name aging parents and their disability to have a child.
The remarkable point in this story is that the child, despite many barriers, is born, and after a dangerous and wonderful life, becomes a hero. The main goal of this article is the psychological analysis and classification of the type of tales.
This research investigates the birth of the hero as a current theme in mythical, folklore and fairy stories, and its conclusion shows that we can classify the different types of birth function in the following groups as: the birth without parent origin, the birth process with one origin (father or mother), the marriage of the king with particular girl (sometimes a fairy), and the birth of the hero in the aging parent time and eating apple condition for mother.
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Article Type: Research Paper | Subject: Popular literature|Critical theories of literature and popular culture
Received: 2013/10/8 | Accepted: 2013/04/21 | Published: 2014/02/9

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