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ÆFSATI m Ossetian Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the Ossetian protector of wild animals, deer, boars, and mountain goats.
ANIGOL m Ossetian Mythology
Meaning unknown. Anigol is the Ossetian god of bees and the patron of beekeeping. He protects beehives from animals, thieves, and the evil eye.
ATSYRUKHS f Ossetian Mythology
Means "supernatural light" in Ossetian, from Ossetian рухс (rukhs)
"light". This was the name of a character in the Caucasian 'Nart' sagas and the daughter of the Ossetian god of the sun.
BARASTYR m Ossetian Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the Ossetian ruler of the underworld who assigns dead souls either to paradise or his realm, comparable to the Greek Hades
DONBETTYR m Ossetian Mythology
From Ossetian дон (don)
meaning "water" combined with the name Peter
. In Ossetian legend, Donbettyr was the god of water and the sea as well as the father of Dzerassa
(among seven sons and three daughters)... [more]
FÆLVÆRA m Ossetian Mythology
Possibly a combination of the names of the saints Florus
. Fælværa was the one-eyed protector of sheep. There is a festival of sheep-shearing honored after him in September. He is the enemy of Tutyr
, lord of the wolves.
GATAG m Ossetian Mythology
Meaning unknown. Gatag is a water spirit in Ossetian mythology and the father of Syrdon
in the Nart epics. Since he was the ruler of water, he could cut off the Narts' water supply at any time he desired, but he chose to befriend them instead... [more]
HUYÆNDON ÆLDAR m Ossetian Mythology
Means "Lord of the Strait" in Ossetian, probably referring to the present-day Strait of Kerch. Huyændon Ældar is the Ossetian lord of fish and a great magician and spirit.
KHÆMYTS m Ossetian Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a hero in the Ossetian Nart epics, the twin brother of Uryzmag
, and an Akhsartagkata (one of three groups of people in the Nart epics).
KHORÆLDAR m Ossetian Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Ossetian mythology, Khorældar is the god of bread, patron of harvest, and father of Borkhuarali
. When his son was killed by Batraz
, he decided to punish the Narts by putting them in famine.
KHUTSAU m Ossetian Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the supreme Ossetian deity, creator of the earth, and God of all gods.
KHYZMYDÆ f Ossetian Mythology
Meaning unknown. Khyzmydæ is a character in the Ossetian Nart epics and the aunt of Uryzmag
. When Uryzmag and Khæmyts argue over who is older, Khyzmydæ helps to resolve their issue.
KURDALÆGON m Ossetian Mythology
Contraction of Kurd Alæ Wærgon
in which Kurd
(derived from *kur-
meaning "to heat", "to incandesce") and Alæ
(Ossetian for "Aryan" and later "Alan") are epithets meaning "blacksmith" and "Alan (a nomadic Iranian ethnic group), Aryan (an Indo-Iranian term meaning "noble") and Wærgon
(from Old Ossetic *wærg
meaning "wolf") , the original name of Kurdalægon... [more]
SAFA m Ossetian Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the Ossetian God of the hearth chain and the most important domestic deity to the Ossetian people.
SAUBARAG m Ossetian Mythology
Means "black rider" in Ossetian. This is the name of the Ossetian God of darkness and thieves, comparable to the Biblical figure Satan
SYRDON m Ossetian Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of trickster character in the Nart sagas, comparable to Loki
of Scandinavian beliefs.
TÆTÆRTUPP m Ossetian Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a character in Ossetian Mythology and the Caucasian Nart sagas. He is a close friend and favorite of God.
UARKHAG m Ossetian Mythology
Means "like a wolf" in Ossetian, derived from Scythian varka
"wolf". His name comes from the fact that wolves were seen as a totemic symbol to the Ossetian people. This is the name of the ancestor of the Narts in the Ossetian Nart epic... [more]
UATSILLA m Ossetian Mythology
From the name of Saint Elijah
of the Bible. Uatsilla was the God of rain, lightning, and thunder, and the protector of the harvest. If one was struck by lightning, they were considered to be chosen by this God, and if they survived, they would receive a sheep sacrifice in their honor... [more]