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Sunday, February 3, 2013
Chort, The Russian Demon
I'm primarily interested by demons that appear in Hebrew, Christian, or Milton's fictional tales, but today on Face Off I saw a Russian demon named Chort. Each team of contestants in this special effects make-up competition was given a demon from a different culture to portray, and Chort was the Russian demon. I know all cultures have versions of demons, and there's actually a great deal of similarity in how different cultures view the demonic, but information on Chort is scarce. Let's begin with the make-up the team of Eric and Wayne did for Chort.
And compare that to a brief description. Chort is considered to be a demon of total evil, with horns, hoofs, skinny tail, and a pig-face in Slavic mythology. His closest comparison in appearance is said to be Pan. A claim is made Chort is a character in Christian folklore and is a minion of Satan, but I don't find any evidence of this. here's your change-up demon for the day... Chort. That's a scary demon, but not nearly as scary as...