Abstract—This study attempts to demonstrate the role of folkloric culture in forming feminine identity which itself is in direct relationship with social identity. Identity is a dynamic entity which forms social interactions in a culturally connected context. The aim of this study is to investigate into the process of formation of sexual identity among Lorestan(A province in the West of Iran) inhabitant from childhood, which are directed and reinforced by their cultural specifications. Using anthropological approach and by clearly classifying the cultural elements effective in the formation of identity, this research attempts to evaluate the effect of Persian myths on the Lorestan legends. The methodology chosen for the study was based on qualitative and in-depth approach in the collection of data. In the first step of the research, a series of Lori legends were collected, then the most common and the highly effective ones, from among the data collected in the field, were fully analyzed and thought on to find out more about the process of identity formation. Since anthropological approach is chosen in the process of data collection and data analysis, not only effective variables were determined but those cultural elements substituting the legendary figures and heroes in the lori folklore were also introduced and analyzed
Index Terms—Folkloric legends Persian myths, sexual identity, Lorestan
Authors are with Department of Tourism, Khoram Abad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Khoram Abad, Iran (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Sajadpour Farzaneh and Jamali sosefi Ebrahim, "Feminine Sexual Identity in Persian Legends and Myths," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 251-255, 2011.