Paleo-Balkan religion were a set of religious practices that were practiced by the Dacians, Thracians, and Illyrians. Not much is known about their rituals or the religions of the Iron Age Balkans. Some of their Gods are depicted and described in Greek sources.

One notable cult, attested from Thrace to Moesia and Scythia Minor, is that of the "Thracian horseman", also known as the "Thracian Heros", at Odessos (Varna) attested by a Thracian name as Heros Karabazmos, a god of the underworld usually depicted on funeral statues as a horseman slaying a beast with a spear.[1][2][3]

References Edit

  1. Lurker, Manfred (1987). Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demons. p. 151. 
  2. Nicoloff, Assen (1983). Bulgarian Folklore. p. 50. 
  3. Isaac, Benjamin H. (1986). The Greek Settlements in Thrace Until the Macedonian Conquest. p. 257. 
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