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Chort ( Russian: Чёрт, Belarusian and Ukrainian: Чорт, Polish: Czort and Czart, Czech and Slovak: Čert) is considered to be a demon of total evil, with horns, hoofs, skinny tail, and a pig-face in Slavic mythology (demonology). 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 folk Christianity, he is considered a minion, or a synonym, of Satan.

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

Chort (disambiguation)

Chort is a demon in Slavic mythology. The word may also refer to:

  • Jordan Chort, a French football player
  • an alternative name for Theta Leonis, a star in the constellation Leo
  • an alternative name for the Hortaya Borzaya, a dog breed
  • a character in the science-fiction novel The Icarus Hunt by Timothy Zahn