Alkonost Origin: Russian Alkonost is one of several magical Russian spirit birds. Her identity is complex and mysterious. She is ...
A domovik is in Russian folklore, a household spirit that resides in every home. The domovik traditionally is the ancestral ...
Gamayun The Prophetess Bird Also known as: Gamaon Origin: Russia The Gamayun is among the magical spirit birds of Russian ...
Leshii The Forest Lord Origin: Russia The Leshii, male Russian forest guardians, weep when trees are cut down. Leshii is ...
Leshovikha Origin: Russia Female Leshii are called Leshovikha. Descriptions of the Leshii apply to the Leshovikha too except where gender-specific ...
Marko the Gravedigger
Marko, the Gravedigger is in Russian folklore, a monk who restored the dead to life. Marko was a gravedigger for ...
Morozko Father Frost Origin: Russia Morozko is responsible for the ferocity of Russian winters. Whatever he touches with his staff ...
Sirin Origin: Russia Sirin, a spirit of beauty, joy, and happiness, manifests as a bird with a woman’s face. Her ...
The Coffin Lid
The Coffin Lid A moujik was driving along one night with a load of pots. His horse grew tired, and ...
The Dog and the Corpse
The Dog and the Corpse A moujik went out in pursuit of game one day, and took a favorite dog ...
The Shroud In a certain village there was a girl who was lazy and slothful, hated working, but would gossip ...
The Soldier and the Vampire
A certain soldier was allowed to go home on furlough. Well, he walked and walked, and after a time he ...
The Two Corpses
A soldier had obtained leave to go home on furlough -- to pray to the holy images, and to bow ...
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