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Chościsko (Polish pronunciation: [xɔɕˈtɕiskɔ]) is a legendary figure in a Polish prehistory, father of Piast the Wheelwright, the founder of the Piast dynasty. His name occurs in the first Polish chronicle, Cronicae et gesta ducum sive principum Polonorum[1] by Gallus Anonymus, where the author refers three times to Piast as the son of Chościsko.

Chościsko's name is probably derived from Old Slavonic chost or chwost meaning tail.

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  1. ^ [1] Excerpts from Gallus Anonymus' chronicle in English