Kandik or Kazrig was one of the three Scythian brothers mentioned in the chronicle of Michael of Syria, the Jacobite Patriarch of Antioch.[1] After leading their Iverian people as refugees away from the Turks as Pseudo-Avar khagans, Kazrig and his brothers Bolgaris and Bayan I approached Sarosius to mediate for him with the Byzantine Empire in 557. They soon conquered the remnant of the Akatziri Hunno-Bulgars also known as Kutrigurs from the time of Ernak.

Preceded by
Shaush-over Avars
Avar Khagan
Kutrigur Ruler
Succeeded by


  1. ^ Dickens, Mark (1970-01-01). "The Three Scythian Brothers: an Extract from the Chronicle of Michael the Great | Mark Dickens". Parole de l'Orient. Academia.edu. 35. Retrieved 2015-02-27.