Simargl is a god of Slavic mythology . According to the Nestor Chronicle , along with Perun , Dažbog , Chors , Stribog and Mokosch, he was one of the main gods for whom Prince Vladimir I had statues erected in Kiev . According to the anti- pagan treatise Slovo nekojego christoljubca , on the other hand, there are two gods with the names Sim and Rgl .
Its jurisdiction is unknown. Etymological comparisons bring him in connection with the Persian mythical creature Simurgh , another interpretation derives his name from the Slavic words semja (family) and Rž (rye) and ascribes to him the function of a protector of the cattle and the harvest.
Zdeněk Váňa: Mythology and gods of the Slavic peoples , Stuttgart 1992, ( ISBN 387838937X )