In Ukrainian and Russian folklore, Zmey Gorynych is a dragon that has three heads. Each head is home to goat-like horns. Gorynych smelled of sulfur and breathed fire and smelled of sulfur.
The belief was that eclipses were created by Gorynych's temporary swallowing of the sun. One legend describes Gorynych's uncle as Nemal Chelovek, the evil sorcerer who abducted the tsar's daughter before imprisoning her in his Ural Mountains castle in the Ural Mountains. While numerous gallant knights tried to free her, all of them were perished by Gorynych's fire.