Burkut (Bürküt or Merküt) is the eagle god in Turkish mythology.
The eagle god Burkut symbolizes the sun and power. The eagle is considered to be the icons of the kaghans and khans or the symbols of the guardian spirit and justice. In Sakha (Yakut) culture, the eagle is portrayed on top of the Ulukayın (Tree of Earth). It is either as the symbol of the Gok Tengri (Sky-God). In the ceremony of sacrifice, kam ( shaman) chants verses of prayer and summons all the spirits he has known. Among these spirits is bürküt as important. The eagle is referred to as the "bird with copper talons, its right wing covers the sun, the left covers the moon" and son of Kayra.