Caucas or Kavkasus was the mythic ancestor of Caucasians. His story is narrated in the compilation of the medieval Georgian chronicles, Kartlis Cxovreba, taken down from oral tradition by Leonti Mroveli in the 11th century. The legend has it that he was a son of Targamos and, thus, brother of Haos (the legendary patriarch and founder of the Armenians), Movakos, Lekos, Heros, Kartlos (known to be ancestor of Georgian people, and Egros from whom other peoples of the region (Georgians of Kolkheti (egrisi civilisation)) took their origin.

Caucas' son Dzurdzuk is said to be the ancestor of modern Chechens and Ingush.[1]



  1. G.Qoranashvili (1995), Questions of Ethnic Identity According to Leonti Mroveli's Historical Chronicles, Studies, Vol. 1, Tbilisi.
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