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Simargl

Image of Simargl from bracelet, 12th or 13th century
Image of Simargl from bracelet, 12th or 13th century

Semargl or Simargl (Old Church Slavonic: Семарьглъ, Симарьглъ) is a deity or mythical creature in East Slavic mythology, depicted as a winged lion or dog. An idol of Semargl was present in the pantheon of Great Prince Vladimir I of Kiev. It may be the equivalent of Simurgh in Persian mythology which is also represented as a griffin with a dog body. But according to Vyacheslav Ivanov and Vladimir Toporov, the name comes from the Slavonic Sedmor(o)-golvъ (with seven heads).

See also

  • Simurgh, a related being in Iranian mythology
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