Perun

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Perun

 

the chief god of the ancient Slavic pantheon. As the god of thunder and lightning, he corresponded to the Greek god Zeus and the Roman god Jupiter. Statues of Perun stood in sanctuaries in Kiev and Novgorod but were destroyed after the adoption of Christianity in the late tenth century.

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