SLAVIC MYTHOLOGY

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ILYA-MUROMETS

Slavic legendary mortal

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.

ILYA-MUROMETS FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : ILYA-MUROMETS
Area or people : Russia
Location : Czech Republic, Poland and Russia
Gender : Male
Type : legendary mortal
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 3132

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Article last updated on 05 August 2005 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "ILYA-MUROMETS: legendary mortal from Slavic mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 05 Aug. 2005. Web. 23 July 2014.

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