Yu.E. Berezkin, E.N. Duvakin

Thematic classification and distribution of folklore and mythological motifs by area

Analytical catalogue

Ethnicities and habitats

M29Z. Beardless (Aldarkose) .


hero of the story is a character named "Beardless" or Aldar-Kose (Aldar is a "deceiver", a braid is "beardless").

The Balkans. Greeks [Beardless, K35a3, M57C, M199 (hero, Hahn 1864 (1), No. 18:104-109)]; Gagauz [Beardless, M91A, M91c3]; Romanians [Beardless (antagonist), K35a3]: Bîrlea 1966:431- 433; Albanians [Beardless (antagonist), K35a3 (Serkova 1989:136-151); three beardless (hero antagonists), M57C].

Caucasus - Asia Minor. Abazins [Beardless (antagonist), K35a3]; Nogais [Beardless (antagonist), K27nn]; Avars [Beardless (antagonist, Nogai 1979, No. 7:20-27), M57C, M171 (deceiver, Kapayev 2012: 27-28)]; Armenians [Beardless (antagonist), K12, K33h, M57C]; Azerbaijanis [keos ("beardless") with three hair, antagonist; J32A]: Bagriy, Zeynally 1935:222-226; Turks [ Beardless (fool), M91a, M91c3, M196].

Iran - Central Asia. Turkmens [Aldarkose (rogue hero), M91, M91a, M124, M152, M152a, M158, M195]; Persians [40 Beardless (antagonists), M57C]; Uzbeks [Aldar Kusu (rogue hero), M199]; Yagnobs [Beardless, M91]; Bukhara Arabs [Beardless (rogue hero), M77, M124].

Turkestan. Kazakhs [Aldarkose, M91, M114C, M124, M171]; Kyrgyz [Aldarkose (rogue), M40 (Sabyr uulu 2008:85-87), M124 (Muchnik 1944:35-38)].