The main Chuvashian God - Turӑ (chuv. Турӑ) - Touro, Thuro or Torah. He is the same as Christ, Allah, Yahweh and the like World gods by other peoples and religions. Chuvashes do not know what Turӑ looks like, he has no appearance, he is a Great spirit, the soul of the Universe.
The holy messengers help the Turӑ: Kepe (Kebe) she the main assistant, Pihampӑr (Pihambar) the prophet as white wolf, Pӳlĕh (Puleh, the destiny) the chief of all pireshti (angels), and many lesser spirits - eye (ie), who fill everything in the World. Each living and inanimate object has its own spirit (soul).

Some apart stand Chuvash gods the Ases (chuv. Ас-турри, As-turry - As-gods). They are gods a heroes, the heroes of Chuvash legends. They names: Asladi (chuv. Аслати), Asamat (Azamat), Ulp (chuv. Улăп), and many others a bators - heroes.
These are Chuvash's Ases (Aces), not to be confused with Aces (Æsir) the gods of the Vikings: Thor, Odin and others.

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Thunderer Asladi (Aslati) from Chuvash - the Great Father (Аslӑ Atte). Asladi is the chief of the Chuvash gods house (kil) of the Ases - Askil. The eldest son of the Universal God - Turӑ (Torah). Asladi is the lord of the all nature and the sky. With a huge fiery whip (a thunderbolt), Asladi punishes the sinful Earth and unrighteous people. The sound of this whip cutting through the clouds is like thunder.
Asladi himself rushes through the sky like a lightning.

Chuvash god Asladi - ancient Aspandiar, Tengri (Turkic) or Zeus and Jupiter.

Thunderer Asladi
Thunderer Asladi (painting by Shooroomboos)

Asladi God
Asladi - Chuvash God (painting by Shooroomboos)

Asamat (Azamat) - Chuvash god (middle level) is the son of the thunder god Asladi (Uslati); "asladi" (аслати) in Chuvash - a thunder. Asamat is a craftsman and miracle worker, he is a smith. In the legends, Asamat creates many tools of labor and household for the Chuvashs as: a hammer, an anvil, a plow, a sickle, and so on. An important creation of Asamat is a rainbow. The blessing that comes after the work of his father - Asladi (thunder). In Chuvash, rainbow is - асамат кĕперĕ (asamat kebery), which literally means - Asamat Bridge. There is no other name for a rainbow in the Chuvash language. Rainbow is a Asamat (Azamat).
The Chuvash name for the rainbow is as ancient as the ancient Chuvash themselves - descendants of the Bulgars on the Volga, Khazars, Sabirs (Siberians), Huns and ancient Xiongnu, and also Scythians too. Some even find parallels of the Chuvash with the Sumerians, who drew words in clay with sticks in an agglutinative language and revered beer, like the Chuvashs.

Asamat the God
Asamat the smith forges a rainbow (painting by Shooroomboos)

The name Asamat comes from the Chuvash dictionary root "asam" (azam). This word "asam" in Chuvash means: miracle, magic. Words are formed from this:"asamlă" - magical, wonderful; "asamçă" - wizard, magician; "asamat" - wizard, miracle master and the rainbow.

Azamat is a brother of the main hero of Chuvash legends - a bator (hero) by name Ulp (or Oulp, chuv. Улăп). Format of writing the "Ulyp" is not correct.

Bator-hero Ulp - the hero-giant of Chuvash legends, he also son of the thunderer Asladi. In Chuvash myths, Ulp is the defender of the Chuvash people and one of their progenitors. In tales, Asamat often comes to the hero Ulp by help. Asamat for Ulp forged a fiery sword - Vutkhez (chuv. Вутхĕç), presented the winged steed (argamak) - Silzyunat (chuv. Çилçунат), and many other deal.

Bator Ulp
Bator Ulp - Chuvash God Hero (painting by Shooroomboos)

The Chuvashian hero Ulp has a historical prototype described by the Armenian (Caucasian Albania, Aluank) ancient chronicler - Moses Kalankatuaci (Movses Kagankatvatsi).
His name is Alp, he was Ilutver (Ilteber, Elteber) - the ruler of the North Caucasian Huns, known as: Savirs, Suvars or Sabirs (Sibirs), who came to the Caucasus from the east, from Siberia (southwest). The Suvars are one of the ancestors of the Chuvashs. Chuvash have a lot of diverse ancestors.
The chronicler describes Alp-Ilutver as a mighty king who became famous in all parts of the World and a hero of the Turkestan lands in Central (median) Asia. Alp was the winner of many tournaments like Olympic hero.
At the time of the Alp-Ilutver (the end of 7th century), the Savir Huns (Suvars) nominally obeyed the Khazars (other Chuvash ancestors). However, the Alp pursued an independent policy in Transcaucasia. The Chuvashs called the Caucasus - Armazi, as one of the ancient regions of Transcaucasia. The King Alp attempted to baptize the Huns by inviting the priests of the ancient Armenian church. This missionary activity was quickly neutralized by the Khazars, consolidating their power.
Perhaps the Alp was exiled to the east, to the Turkestan lands. There he became one of the lords and commanders of Turkic kings Qapaghan and Bilge-qagan, known as Elitmysh (Alp-Eletmish).

Moreover, it is quite likely that Alp himself could have been the creator of the Second Turkic Khaganate (Empire) known as: The Khaganate of the Gok-Turks - the Blue Turks.
He could have been known by the title Ilterish-qagan (Elteres). Then the emperor Alp is the father of a Great Turkic hero, a prince named Kul-tegin. Prince was powerful like his great father. The eyes in the Alp family were blue, so the son a prince received the name from the blueness of the lake surface, in which the blue mighty sky is reflected, the name Kul - is a lake.

The Alp brought to the Turks a Chuvash runes, similar to Scandinavian and Middle Eastern, and fund basis for the ancient Turkic runic script.
Ilutver Alp was also revered by the Slavs as the baptist of the Huns. Berendei Boyan (Poyan) called him in his epics a giant of titanic growth Svyatogor Bogatyr (hero) - a Holy Mountaineer (russian: Svyatoy Gorets).

Perhaps the name of the king Alp originates in honor of the high western mountains - the Alps.
Such is he: His Imperial Majesty - Alp-Ilteres. The Chuvash's God is a Giant Hero - Ulp, a King the Mountain.

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The modern Chuvash language differs in many ways from all Turkic languages. These are the consequences of the separation of the Western Huns (Xiongnu) - the ancestors of the Chuvash, from those who remained in the east in Central Asia.
One of the notable features is the accent on "U" of the Аnatri dialect (or "O" by Viryal dialect) of Chuvashs, parallel to the Turkic pronunciation of "A".
Examples are: the Chuvash mountains - Ural, and the sea - Aral, located approximately on the same meridian axis, and also the Chuvash names Ulp and Alp.

God Asamat - is a master god, a smith god, a miracle worker god - the patron saint of creativity and craftsmanship.

The number seven - is the number of Asamat, from the seven colors of the rainbow and the light spectrum, from the seven levels of the World, according to the beliefs of the Chuvash, and seventy-seven other dimensions and otherworlds.

The elements of Asamat are all locations and spheres of activity as a consequence of creativity.

Asamat (Azamat) is a native Chuvash name, the name of an ancient God.

The Chuvash are one of the few peoples who have preserved their traditional mythology. The Chuvash language is the oldest, from central and northern Asia, a direct descendant of the dialects of the ancient Hunnu (Xiongnu) and Scythians of Altai and Sayan.
The Turks are the descendants of the Chuvash, the Chuvash gods are the ancestors of the Turkic gods and many others.

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Giant Ulp (Oulp) - the main hero of Chuvash legends and fairy tales. Asamat often accompanies him.
In one of the legends, Asamat forges a shining different colors bridge for Ulp from different alloys. This bridge has became - a rainbow, in Chuvash - асамат кĕперĕ (azamat kebere) - the Bridge of Asamat.

In another legend, Ulp grazes its flocks by the Volga River. Volga - Atl (Атăл), in Chuvash. The cattle have eaten all the grass on one bank of the Atl River (Volga) and require more food. The grass grew thickly on the other side. However, the Atl is so large that it does not allow the giant Ulp to move his animals.
After a while, Asamat drove by on his gelding. He saw the saddened Ulp. Having learned what the essence of the problem is this, Asamat take off his belt. Azamat's belt is embroidered with multicolored patterns. Asamat, keeping one end of the belt with him, threw the other end to the other side of the mighty Atl. Suddenly, a multicolored, shining bridge appeared over the river instead of a patterned belt. And then, through this wonderful bridge, Ulp ferried his animals to the untouched shore.
Chuvashs called this beautiful bridge - Azamat Kebere - the Asamat bridge (or simply - Azamat)

Asamat Bridge (rainbow) - triangular painting by Zaryanin
Azamat Bridge (rainbow) - triangular painting by the artist Zaryanin

The relationship between the giant Ulp and the powerful Atl (Volga River) in Chuvash legends isn't easy, but although not always.

In the legend of the Shyvguli mountains (shyw-kuli) is told about the appearance of the Zhiguli mountains in the Samara bend (river bowing) of the Volga River, near the city of Samara.

Atl again didn't let Ulp with herds on the other shore. This time, the angry giant Alp tore off the mountain from the Urals, making the Ural Mountains lower. Ulp threw this mountain onto the Atl riverbed. This mountain collapsed into smaller mountains, thereby blocking of Atl River path. The mighty and huge Atl wanted to pour over these mountains. And large lake was formed, this water threatened to flood the whole world. But first the all Chuvashs living nearby would have to drown under a layer of deep water. Chuvashs begged for mercy. For this times, the small Samara river came to the aid of the Chuvashs. Samar river suggested to big Atl don't to drown the Chuvash people but to bypass this new mountains. The great Atl agreed with words of the wise river and did not flood the Chuvash villages. He walked around the mountains that stood in his way.
So according to legend were formed the Samara bend of the Volga River (Atl) and the Zhiguli mountains. Shyv-kuli (Shywguli) from Chuvash means a lot of water (lake of water).

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