Ossetian Mythology Submitted Names

These names occur in the mythologies of the Ossetian people of the Caucasus.
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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.
ÆKHSÆRTÆG m Ossetian Mythology, Ossetian, Caucasian Mythology
This was the name of a main character in the Ossetian epic Nart. He was the father of Uarkhaga, husband of Saynagon, and twin brother of Akhsara. Today, his name (along with the variants Akhsar, Akhsartag, and Akhsarbek) are commonly given to Ossetian boys.
AGUNDA f Ossetian Mythology, Ossetian
Derived from Persian آخوند (âkhund) meaning "cleric, teacher". This is the name of a heroine in the Ossetian 'Nart' sagas and the daughter of Saynag-Aldara, an enemy of the hero Soslan.
AGUYNDÆ f Ossetian Mythology, Ossetian
Variant transcription of Agunda.
ALÆGATÆ m Ossetian Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a general of the Narts in the Ossetian Nart epic.
ALARDY m Ossetian Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the Ossetian lord of smallpox who had to be placated.
AMINON m Ossetian Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the Ossetian gatekeeper of the underworld.
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.
ATSAMAZ m Ossetian, Ossetian Mythology
Meaning unknown; most likely of Alanian origin. This was the name of a hero and musician in the ‘Nart’ sagas.
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.
BEDUKHÆ f Ossetian Mythology
Meaning unknown. Bedukhæ is a character in the Nart epics and a beautiful Nart woman who falls in love with Sosruko.
BORKHUARALI m Ossetian Mythology
This is the name of the Ossetian god of cereals and grain and the son of Khorældar. He was killed by Batraz, causing the Narts to fall to famine.
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]
DZERASSA f Ossetian Mythology, Ossetian
Means "golden-haired" or "beauty, shining" in Ossetian, most likely related to Persian زر (zar) "gold".... [more]
DZERASSÆ f Ossetian Mythology, Ossetian
Variant transcription of Dzerassa.
FÆLVÆRA m Ossetian Mythology
Possibly a combination of the names of the saints Florus and Laurus. 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 and Khæmyts. 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.
SATANA f Ossetian Mythology
Ossetian variant of Satanaya.
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.
SAYNAG-ALDARA f Ossetian Mythology
The mother of Agunda in the Ossetian 'Nart' sagas.
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.
TOTRADZ m Ossetian Mythology, Ossetian, Circassian
Ossetian and Kabardian form of Tahmuras. This is the name of a character in the Ossetian 'Nart' sagas.
TOTRAZ m Ossetian, Ossetian Mythology
Variant transcription of Totradz.
TUTYR m Ossetian Mythology
Meaning unknown. Tutyr was the Ossetian lord of wolves and the enemy of Fælværa, protector of sheep. He is identified with Saint Theodore of Tyre.
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]
UASTYRDZHI m Ossetian Mythology
From an Ossetian form of the name George. In Ossetian mythology, this is the name of a patron god and the father of Satanaya. He is considered the patron of the present-day North Ossetia-Alania... [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]
UYRYZMAG m Ossetian Mythology, Ossetian, Caucasian Mythology
This was the name of a hero in the Ossetian epic and saga Nart. He is the son of Ækhsærtæg and Dzerassa, twin brother of Khæmyts, and half-brother of Satanaya. His name (and the variant Uruzmag) are popular among the modern Ossetian people.