The term "CHUR" (cyrillic: ???) (pronounced "tchoor") denotes an ancestor-keeper in Slavic mythology. He is a patron of tribal territories and properties. He protect borders of a kin and its lands from intrusions of malicious spirits and foes. In modern Slavic languages his name still designates a wooden idol, an admissible limit and protection against malicious forces. Principal meaning of the word "CHUR" are ?keeper?, ?ancestor? and ?wooden idol?.