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The Zorya was also seen as great divinities. There are two of them, two
sisters. Zorya Uternyana ( 'Utro' means 'morning'), she opens the gates
for king Dazhbog every morning. Zorya Vechhernyaya ('Vechter' means 'evening'),
who closed the gates after the king returned from his journey every night.
Together their job was to keep watch over the dog tied by a large chain
of iron. They are seen as being the protectors of the universe as the breaking
of the chain would result in the end of the world.
The morning star Svezda and the evening star Dennitsa accompanied the two
sisters according to some myths. They helped the Zorya in their work and
looked after king Dazhbog's horses. In a popular legend Dennitsa is married
to the male Myesyats (Moon). Dennitsa is classified as almost equal to the
greatest of gods.
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