Boruta (also called Leśny or Lešny) was a forest spirit in the Slavic mythology. It derives from Slavic word bor, pine tree forest. According to the folklore, the god dwelled indeed in this kind of trees.
He was the lord of the woods and hunting like the god Borevit, of which he probably represents a local version. He was portrayed as an imposing figure, with horns over the head, surrounded by packs of wolves and bears.
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