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Viyevichs were children of Viy -
However, Chernobog, the father of Viy, lived on the surface of Earth earlier, but then he was overthrown to the abyss after defeat of his tribe or race in the fight with fair gods led by the supreme god Svarog or the god of light Semargl, the son of Svarog. In the result of this war the First world -
Dragon Indrik, igneous serpent Volh, the son of Indrik and Mother of the Row Earth, and dragon Paraskeja (Paraskeya), the wife of Indrik were other inhabitats of that former world. However, legends are not so concrete in this respect. They also "send" Volh and Paraskeja in the subterranean world and put Volh over "force subterranean", including Viy.
Appearance and lifestyle of viyevichs
Slavonic legends contain not enough information on appearance and life-
Trying to reconstruct appearance of Viyevichs, anybody pay attention at once to duplicity of Viyevichs accordind to their description in legends. So, Chernobog is characterized that in the form of gigantic thousand-
Viy. The eye of Viy
Viy was imaged as a huge shapeless monster with brows and eyelids down to the land through which he could not see anything. But if several athletes, usually twelve, succeeded to raise his brows and eyelids by ferrous fork nothing could be concealed from his awesome look: one glance of Viy slayed people, destroyed and burnt cities and countries.
Werewolvesness, immortality and magic capacities of viyevichs
All or separate viyevichs, for example, Volh, were werewolfs. They could receive appearance of various animals and birds, human beings and multiheaded dragons.
Were they immortal? On the one hand, it seems it was evidenced of the "title" of Koshchey Immortal and very long life of Volh, Viy, Svjatogor and other viyevichs, on the other hand, fair gods had not allowed them to taste rejuvenating apples of immortality in Iriy, or slavonic Paradise. At least, so narrate slavonic legends.
Viyevichs were often attributed by magic capacities. Viy furthermore was if not the twin but, at least, the "cousin" of fomor Ballor. And one more important detail. Many legends tell about poisonousness of viyevichs.
All slavonic legends name viyevichs by descendants of snakes which are considered as black gods or demons (demons-
Viyevichs (rather their serpentlike grandparents) were perfect farmers in the old, destroyed, world. For example, Koshchej Immortal was considered by slavs as god of agriculture. And snakes, viyevichs and Volh themselves belonged to children of Mother of the Row Earth -
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The section "Aboriginal inhabitants"
Read my works "Great antediluvian civilizations of Fomorians, Rakshasas, Viyevichs and Nagas. General characteristic and their role in the world history" and "Giants and titans -