Religion

The system of religious belief of the Khevsuris is a symbiosis of Orthodox Georgian Christianity and paganism. A variety of deities, i.e. polytheism evidences that in the distant past the Khevsuris they were devotees of pre-Christian faiths and beliefs. They believed in the divinity of the sky – the abode of the deities (“khvtishvilebi”) patronizing … Read more

Khevsureti

In the Eastern Caucasus, on the southern and northern slopes of the Main Caucasus Watershed live the Khevsuris – an ancient Georgian nationality of extremely peculiar fate and character, whose dramatic mode of life, distinctive traditions have always been the subject of scientific research and the source of inspiration for writers and poets. Even some sixty years ago in Khevsureti … Read more