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Чур

Чур
Mind You
Чур
 
 
Mind you Deity of average rank, patron and the protector of the boundaries of land possessions. It retained audacious disturbers, stopped strange wooden plough, blunted the dispersed axe. In spite of roughness of work, mind you it was considered sacred and protected. They personified [Chura] in the wooden image, that had the form of short stump. The arbitrary symbols, which designate the owners of one or other section or another of the earth, were cut out on it. Such stumps preserved the ancient name: block, chock. Mind you it guarded man from the unclean force, most of all it had authorities above [chertyami]. Therefore in the case of danger advise to ask protection in [Chura], after saying " mind you [menya]" , which is equivalent to the concept of " God, save [sokhrani]". If men it does not want to share by his finding with stranger, then it follows to say " Mind you, [moe]" , and good ancient idol will keep finding only for it one.
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