SUSUŮR (DEIFIED ATTRIBUTES OF THE SČAUSU)

These entities, collectively known as the Susuůr [SUH-suh-yur], which means "Eightfold", are not actively worshipped and are more theological concepts than actual deities. They are always portrayed as pairs, a male and female aspect of the attributes of the primordial chaos out of which the universe was created. The males all have the frog as their animal and the females all have the eel. While each couple is associated with one of the four primal deities, and are referred to as the parents of that deity, this is an allegorical sort of parenthood. They are, in alphabetical order:

1.       RÖIS & RUSU [ROO-is & RUH-suh]: Their names are derived from roots meaning “Hidden” or “Unseen”and they represent the hidden nature of the Sčausu, its invisibility and unknowableness. They are said to be the parents of Ěasu.

2.       SUS & USURŮ [SUHS & UH-suh-ryu]: These two, whose names are derived from roots meaning “Darkness” represent the formless and lightless nature of the primordial chaos. They are considered to be the parents of Ursur.

3.       ŤURSILU & SURSU [thuhr-SIL-uh & SUHR-suh]: These two, whose names are derived from roots meaning “Matter” represent the primordial “waters” of the chaos, the pre-matter out of which the universe was formed. They are considered the parents of Sěas.

4.       ZČĚSURŮ & ZUSILSURŮ [zee-AI-suh-ruh & zuh-SIL-suh-ryu]: These two, whose names are derived from roots meaning “Endless” represent the eternal and infinite nature of the universe and the primordial chaos out of which it sprang. They are considered the parents of Ůs.