Hotots are in Armenian folklore, evil spirits who live in the rivers and swamps. When they appear, they are covered with mire. They entice men with dancing, jesting, and singing, luring them to the swamps, where they drown them. Their companions, the old hags, who have breasts resembling those of ewes, live in pools and swamps. They like to drown children, men, horses, oxen, and buffaloes.
Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow-Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante