Baloz or bajloz is a sea monster in Albanian mythology.
Literally, the word seems to have originated from the Albanian blozë(soot), referring to baloz's armour color, or maybe from Turkish word "balyoz" meaning "hammer", maybe due to the hammers of war the baloz carried.
Baloz (as a character) has been found in many Albanian myths and legends about fighting against the Albanian nobles such as: Muji, Halili, Gjergj Elez Alia and Constantin. The monster is found in the Albanian Songs of the Frontier Warriors.
Baloz Sedelija was a Slavic warrior in Albanian folklore. Another character was Baloz(i) i Zi.
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