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by John McCannon
One of several solar deities in Russian and East Slavic myth. Mentioned by the Primary Chronicle as one of the gods worshipped officially in Kievan Rus 1 during the late 900s. Khors is a direct adaptation of Khursun, an Iranian sun god revered by the Scythians and Sarmatians.

1. An area which covered the territories of present-day Ukraine, Byelorus and a part of Russia.

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