Apsat statue

The Apsat Statue is located in Alagirski District in North Ossetia, in Southern Russia.

apsat statue

The Apsat Statue is located in Alagirski District in North Ossetia, in Southern Russia. The Apsat statue is situated on a hill near the city of Vladikavkaz, the capital of North Ossetia, and overlooks the surrounding landscape.

Apsat, also called Avsati or Æfsati, is the god of the wild animals, and the patron of the hunters for the Ossetian people and the neighbours in the Caucasus. In Assianism (Scythian neopaganism), it is believed that Aspat is one of the seven deities. Apsat was a warrior and a hunter who possessed great strength and wisdom. He is revered as a symbol of bravery and courage, and is regarded as a protector of the Ossetian people.

The Apsat statue is approximately 14 meters tall and weighs over 40 tons. It was designed by the sculptor Felix Khetagurov and was unveiled in 1979 to mark the 2,000th anniversary of the founding of the city of Vladikavkaz. The statue is considered to be one of the largest and most impressive monuments in the North Caucasus region.

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