Pool of Life in the Sky Akgöl

According to Turkish mythology, Akgöl is a lake in the sky, above the Tree of Life, formed from milk, which is believed to be the source of all life.

Pool of Life in the Sky Akgöl
Pool of Life in the Sky Akgöl

Akgöl is in the sky. It is located on the third floor of the sky. It is above the Tree of Life. It is in the form of a lake of milk. It carries vital elements within it. The souls that will come to earth are in this pool. Kübey Hanım [1]The goddess of birth in Turkish mythology drips the milk she brings from this lake with leather bags into the mouths of the children to be born. This drop symbolises the soul of the child. It is also called Milk-White Lake. It is accepted as the source of all life. In a famous humorous Turkish folk tale, the protagonist Nasreddin Hodja’s attempt to ferment the lake is related to the Akgöl symbol, albeit at a social subconscious level. Akgöl should not be confused with the Akdeniz in Turkish mythology. The names of Akgöl in other Turkic dialects are: Akköl, Ağkül, Sütgölü, Sütköl, Sötköl, Setküle, Ütküğöl. [2]Dictionary of Turkish Myth, Deniz Karakurt

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1 The goddess of birth in Turkish mythology
2 Dictionary of Turkish Myth, Deniz Karakurt
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