Peri- In Kyrgyz language, it has two meanings: 1) a mythical spirit (fairy), mostly in the form of a beautiful woman, or alluring spirit. It may take the form of a man; 2) smart, extremely handsome. In the epic “Manas”, both meanings are common.
Pir- (Pe. ‘old man, elderly man, knowledgeable old man’) in the mythology of Turkic-speaking people, a supporter of various activities. In Turkic mythology, it is widely developed. With the emergence of Islam, many pirs have arisen in Muslim mythology. For example, Kumai’yk is the canine pir, Sulai’man is the water pir, Cholpon Ata is the sheep pir, Shai’merden is the pir of young men, Döötü is the pir of craftsmen, Koroson Ata is the pir of restless boys, Ulukman is the pir of healers, etc. People call upon these pirs believing that they will help them. Sometimes, a highly significant person, famous wiseman, experienced old man, or a person regarded by others as a holy man is also considered to be pir (Manas Encyclopedia. Vol. II, 154, B., 1995.).