Folk superhero and member of the [BOGATYRI] League of Demon-Busters and Dragon-Slayers.Like a Russian Superman, he possessed super-human strength, which was bestowed upon him by a dying knight. This served him well when it came to beating the baddies and defending the land from various monsters and invasion forces.
ILYA-MUROMETS, like the other BOGATYRI, was tolerated if not absorbed by Christianity. According to legend, he once flew into a terrible rage and vandalized all the churches in Kiev. But that didn't stop him being sainted — the only Russian folk hero with brownie points in Heaven.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Area or people : Russia
Location : Czech Republic, Poland and Russia
Gender : Male
Type : Legendary Mortal
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 1004
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