Svjatogor by Petar Meseldžija. Titanic hero-warrior in Russian mythology and folklore. A giant living in the Holy Mountains after which he is named, he and his mighty steed are so large that, when they ride forth, the crest of his helmet sweeps away the clouds. Svyatogor is the eldest of Russia’s bogatyri, and in many ways he is the saddest. His days of glory are long behind him, and he is depicted in most epic poems as an old, tired warrior, doomed to fade away.