Chort
This article is about a mythological creature. For other uses, see Chort (disambiguation).

In Slavic mythology (demonology), Chort is considered to be a demon of total evil, with horns, hoofs, skinny tail, and a pig-face. He is the son of the Slavic god Chernobog and the goddess Mara. In Ukraine, he is also known as haspyda, didko, irod, and kutsyi. In folklore, his physical appearance is same as that of Greek god Pan. In folk Christianity, he is considered a minion of Satan.

Compare to sayings (curses) "Tysiacha chertei" - meaning thousands of demons, "Chort poberi" - meaning as overtaken by the demon, the saying is often used as accepted version of cursing in the Eastern Europe, "Chort poputal" - meaning mixed up by the demon, "K chertiam" - meaning to hell, and many others.


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