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Корочун

Корочун
 
[Korochun], [Karachun] - seasonal god from the formation of [Velesa]- Moroz (in the Novgorod chronicle “to [stoyashe] entire [osenina] of [dzhdeva] of [ot] Of [gospozhina] days to [Korochuna]” ([PSRL] OF THE III -9), [Kerechun] or [Krochun] evening - Christmas Eve or Christmas Christmastides. To [okochuritsya], to roll [karachun] - i.e. to cool as corpse. It is somehow possible connected with the ancient cult of mole. According to the sense it is it seems that connected [Koshcheem], can, another name. It is possible that [Korochun] - this present on December 22, then this god - the hypostasis of black god, [Velesa]. [Kvasur], [Kvasir] - spirit of intoxicating home-brewed beer, go back even to the times [praslavyanskim], since “[sur]” - is close to the deity of the sun “Of [surya]”, kvass of [osurivali], i.e., was maintained in the sun. the addition:
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