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Thracian Hero-God

Thracian Hero-God The Thracian Horseman Hero god was worshiped by the Thracians as the Madara Rider, not as a specific person but rather as an abstract figure, the idea of a Hero. It is this metaphysical entity around which worship revolved. The Hero was the central figure in Thracian religion, the hope and faith of the people, all seeing and all hearing, he was the sun and also the ruler of the nether world, he was the protector of life and health, and kept the forces of evil at bay. In modern Bulgaria he continues that function under the name of St. George http://12121.hostinguk.com/madara.htm Madara Horseman
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