World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article


Article Id: WHEBN0040501455
Reproduction Date:

Title: Oksoko  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Tengrism
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia


A symbol of Oksoko

Oksoko (Turkish: Öksökö), also known as Zuzulo (Turkish: Züzülö), is a double-headed eagle in Turkish mythology.

The Oksoko bird brings down lightning from the Heavens to Earth with rain which in return creates human bodies and humans themselves. This lightning carries Oz (Turkish: Öz). Oz is the human soul. This energy carrying the will of Tengri with a purpose and desire. In fact Oksoko consists of two birds, Toghrul and Kongrul (Tuğrul and Konrul), and sometimes Semruk and Merkut, and it is their combined form.[1] Oksoko symbolizes luck and happiness similar to the Huma bird.[2]

In Turkey, the symbol is being used in various areas like the police, schools, football clubs and municipalities.


The two-headed eagle as the Oksoko can be found in the archaeological remains of the Sumerian civilization. Cylindric seals discovered in Boghazkoy, an old Hittite capital in modern-day Turkey. It originally dates from 3800 BC, and was the Sumerian symbol for the god of Lagash.

By the Seljuks

Oksoko was Emblem of the Seljuk Turk dynasty and the Great Seljuk Empire. The double-headed eagle became the standard of the Seljuks with the crowning of Tughril Beg (Tuğrul/Toğrul means "Falcon") as "King of the East and the West" and was much used afterwards.

Toghrul and Konqrul

They symbolizes Kuyash (Sun) and Yalchuk (Moon) or masculine and feminine, also Yin-Yang. Turul and Konrul are twin birds in Turkish mythology. They known also Buğdayık and Kumayık or Semrük and Kerkes. They roosted in Tree of Life, which stands in the middle of the world. The relationship between the Turul and Konrul is extremely close.


The word "Ögsöh" means in Mongolian language to rise, to climb, go up[3]...

See also


  1. ^ Türk Söylence Sözlüğü (Turkish Mythological Dictionary), Deniz Karakurt, (OTRS: CC BY-SA 3.0)
  2. ^ Türk Mitolojisi Ansiklopedik Sözlük, Celal Beydili, Yurt Yayınevi
  3. ^ Mongolian Dictionary, Andras Rajki ("ögsöh")

External links

  • Mythical Creatures, "Turul"
  • Öksökö-Semrük
  • Turkish Mythology and The Ethernal Sky
  • Öksökö. Encyclopedia of Fictional Personalities (Russian)
  • Çift Başlı Kartal (Turkish)
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.