Slavic Mythology, monsters and gods, part 3

Slavic Mythology, monsters and gods, part 3

The list of Slavic Mythology gods and creatures...

The list of Slavic Mythology gods and creatures...

Kikimora (rus. Кикимора) — perhaps one of the most popular representative of the demons in Russian folklore, one of the household spirits. All the “unholy” children — the ones who died before baptism, cursed by their parents, etc — were believed to become kikimoras after death.

Kikimora (rus. Кикимора) — perhaps one of the most popular representative of the demons in Russian folklore, one of the household spirits. All the “unholy” children — the ones who died before baptism, cursed by their parents, etc — were believed to become kikimoras after death.

Russian Mythology: Myths and Fairy Tale Art by Howard David Johnson

Russian Mythology: Myths and Fairy Tale Art by Howard David Johnson

Gamayun, one of three prophetic birds of Russian folklore, alongside Alkonost and Sirin (painting by Viktor Vasnetsov, 1897).

Gamayun, one of three prophetic birds of Russian folklore, alongside Alkonost and Sirin (painting by Viktor Vasnetsov, 1897).

The Bolotnik in Slavic mythology is usually portrayed as a man or as an elderly man who is covered with dirt, algae and fish scales. In some legends he is said to have long arms and a tail. He would appear to people as a full-bellied, naked man with frog-like arms and buggy eyes. He does not tolerate loud noises so it is always a good practice to stay dead silent when passing through marshes. Artworkt: LynxMB

The Bolotnik in Slavic mythology is usually portrayed as a man or as an elderly man who is covered with dirt, algae and fish scales. In some legends he is said to have long arms and a tail. He would appear to people as a full-bellied, naked man with frog-like arms and buggy eyes. He does not tolerate loud noises so it is always a good practice to stay dead silent when passing through marshes. Artworkt: LynxMB

Baba yaga: In Russian folklore there are many stories of Baba Yaga, the fearsome witch with iron teeth. Whenever she appears on the scene, a wild wind begins to blow, the trees around creak and groan and leaves whirl through the air. Shrieking and wailing, a host of spirits often accompany her on her way ...

Baba yaga: In Russian folklore there are many stories of Baba Yaga, the fearsome witch with iron teeth. Whenever she appears on the scene, a wild wind begins to blow, the trees around creak and groan and leaves whirl through the air. Shrieking and wailing, a host of spirits often accompany her on her way ...

Alkonost Bird. Bird of Sorrows. Character of Russian mythology.

Alkonost Bird. Bird of Sorrows. Character of Russian mythology.

Russian Fairy tales by Kate Baylay - More here: http://katebaylay.blogspot.com/2011/05/russian-fairy-tales.html

Russian Fairy tales by Kate Baylay - More here: http://katebaylay.blogspot.com/2011/05/russian-fairy-tales.html

Snégourotchka (Russian folklore). Snegurochka or The Snow Maiden, is a character in Russian fairy tales. This character has no apparent roots in traditional Slavic mythology and customs and its first appearance in Russian folklore occurred in the 19th century. Since Soviet times, Snegurochka is also depicted as the granddaughter and helper of Ded Moroz (the Russian version of Father Christmas).

Snégourotchka (Russian folklore). Snegurochka or The Snow Maiden, is a character in Russian fairy tales. This character has no apparent roots in traditional Slavic mythology and customs and its first appearance in Russian folklore occurred in the 19th century. Since Soviet times, Snegurochka is also depicted as the granddaughter and helper of Ded Moroz (the Russian version of Father Christmas).

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