Poetry

Khevsureti is the mother country of folk poetry which, beyond all doubt, bears classical lucidity. All spheres of everyday life of the local population are reflected in Khevsur poetry. The historical past of Georgia’s ancient province is represented in its wonderful, full-blooded poems. This is a truthful literary chronicle the cognitive and aesthetic value of … Read more

Mythology

Among the monuments of Khevsur oral literature held in high regard are the epics and legends on mythological themes, the essence of which is an imaginative description of the origin and adventures of local deities (khvti’shvili in Georgian). According to the ancient plots, the Pantheon of celestial powers is presided over by the supreme god … Read more

The Khevsur National Heroes

Historical and heroic narratives have a special place in Khevsur oral tradition. of martial spirit residing in the mountains of the Caucasus venerated their heroes, men of exceptional bravery, strenght and character. Often they were deificated, described with mythic attributes. Among the national heroes of medieval Khevsureti the most distinguished was Torgva Dzagani, who put an end to … Read more

The Khevsur National Heroes

Historical and heroic narratives have a special place in Khevsur oral tradition. of martial spirit residing in the mountains of the Caucasus venerated their heroes, men of exceptional bravery, strenght and character. Often they were deificated, described with mythic at- tributes. Among the national heroes of medieval Khevsureti the most distinguished was Torgva Dzagani, who … Read more