Author(s): Kadriye TÜRKAN

The folktale, verbal prose are among the most talked-about and popular types. As collective creations, many details about popular imagination and intelligence, everyday life, faith, tradition and customs find space in the folktale. As a folktale hero, exceptional beings and heroes, as well as people, young and old men and women in particular. Woman in folktales, children, spouse, mother etc. In this frame three sisters are mentioned at the folktales, the youngest of the sisters is different from the other two in almost every respect, and the folktale is built upon it. In this study among the folk narrative, which are of great interest to the folktales, the three daughters mentioned the positive characteristics of the youngest daughter, especially intelligence, loyalty, patience and foresight. For this reason, the young girl passes her two big sisters in front of her and concentrates on the whole drama around her around the folktale, examining the function of the little girl motif in the folktales collected from various parts of Anatolia.


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