Ursun

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Ursun
Ursun.jpg
Titles Father of Bears
Type God
Affiliation Kislev


Ursun Father of Bears is mainly worshipped in Kislev.[1a]

The ancient Gospodars worshipped bears as sacred creatures. The bear Ursun is often depicted as a cave bear with a crown, teeth and claws of glistening gold. He can also take human form and will appear as a burly, bearded man with an age-worn face, thick hairy arms and a great mop of hair and wearing nothing but a loincloth (making him stand out as any normal human would freeze wearing that little clothing).[1a]

Nature

Father Bear is a fierce, patriarchal figure, inconsistent in his justice and brutal in his anger. He is unyielding and unforgiving when it comes to his strictures but also demands his followers fend for themselves. Ursun is the God of bears first, then men and only permits the hunting of his children out of compassion for humanity with the awareness that it is a privilege, not a right. [1b]

Although Ursun is aloof, he grants prayers to the faithful be they common folk or priests alike and they attract his attention by nailing a fish to their door. Father Bear highly favours those who demonstrate the strength and courage of his bearkin but a warrior fighting furiously in battle will win favour more easily than a priest praying fervently. The cowardly, weak, or those who hunt in a disrespectful fashion will receive no blessings and may be punished which might take the form of a great bear charging into town and rending the transgressors limb from limb or that the stanitsa has no successful bear hunts. [1b]

Sources

Kislev
Units Boyar - Druzhina - Elemental Bear - Great Sabre-toothed Snow Leopard - Gryphon Legion - Frost Maiden - Ice Guard - Kossar - Kreml Guard - Patriarch - Streltsi - Trained Bears - Ungol Horse Archer - War Bear Rider - War Sled - Winged Lancer
Characters Boris Ursus - Daryna Borinado Bokha - Evegena Boradin - Feydaj - Gospodar IV - Hethis Chaq - Igor the Terrible - Katarin - Kattarin - Katrina Volkova - Kazahaila Yevschenko - Kostaltyn - Miska the Slaughterer - Nadyezhda Dochtalika Vdovyn - Nyvena - Petr Ilanovich Chesnekov - Raiza - Sergei Bukharin - Shoika - Sofia - Subotan - Ulrika Magdova - Vajena Ursolavnuka - Vladimir Bokha - Vladimira Tchaikofiev‎‎ - Weiran
Towns and Cities Chernozavtra - Erengrad - Gerslev - Kislev - Praag
Images - Miniatures


The gods & goddesses of the Old World
Old Faith - Rhya - Taal - Ulric - Manann - Morr - Verena - Myrmidia - Shallya - Ranald - Handrich - Stromfels - Khaine - Sigmar - Lady of the Lake - Lucan & Luccina - Ursun - Dazh - Tor - Esmeralda