In Slavic mythology, Hors (Old Church Slavonic: Хърсъ, Cyrillic: Хорс) is the Slavic sun god.
The name Hors comes from the Iranian languages (Scythian or Sarmatian) — see Avestan: hvarə хšаētəm, Middle Persian: xvaršêt, Persian: xuršēt «shining sun».
According to the Russian Primary Chronicle, in 980, Vladimir I of Kiev «placed the idols at the hill outside the palace: wooden Perun… and Hors, Dažbog and Stribog and Simargl and Mokosh».
Based on the situation in the transfer of the gods of the pantheon of great prince Vladimir, the Hors was the second most important deity in this period. The author of Tale of Igor's Campaign provides the name of the Hors epithet Great.
Hypotheses about the functions of the god Hors based on the interpretation of the text of the Tale of Igor’s Campaign. It is believed that the Hors was the god of the solar disk. Hors moved across the sky during the day, and under the ground — at night. Based on a literal reading of the text Tale of Igor’s Campaign can be assumed and the existence of representations of the sacred «way of Hors», which Vseslav crossed somewhere between Kiev and Tmutarakan.
In connection with the motif of movement Hors among scientists there is a perception of «Riding of Hors».
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... Hors de combat, literally meaning "outside the fight," is a French term used in diplomacy and international law to refer to soldiers who are incapable of performing their military function ... Soldiers hors de combat are normally granted special protections according to the laws of war, sometimes including prisoner of war status ... In addition to personnel, hors de combat may refer to anything out of action or disabled ...
Famous quotes containing the word hors:
“[I]n our country economy, letter writing is an hors doeuvre. It is no part of the regular routine of the day.”
—Thomas Jefferson (17431826)
“Roast Beef, Medium, is not only a food. It is a philosophy. Seated at Lifes Dining Table, with the menu of Morals before you, your eye wanders a bit over the entrées, the hors doeuvres, and the things à la though you know that Roast Beef, Medium, is safe and sane, and sure.”
—Edna Ferber (18871968)
“Short was his gowne, with sleves longe and wyde.
Wel koude he sitte on hors and faire ryde.”
—Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?1400)