Khors

Khors. In Slavic mythology a god of the sun and the source of righteousness. According to the Primary Chronicle, an idol to Khors was located near the palace of Volodymyr the Great in Kyiv. He is also mentioned in Slovo o polku Ihorevi. In the apocryphal Khozhdeniia Bohorodytsi po mukakh (The Mother of God's Journey through the Agony) and other later sources he is sometimes referred to as Velykyi Khors (the Great Khors). Some scholars believe that Khors is of Iranian origin.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 2 (1989).]




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