Russian Mythology: Selective & Dark Minor Spirits

Pantheon of Minor Spirits in the Russian Mythology is very versatile. A number of dark spirits exceeds the good ones. It  might be connected with our wild nature & the weather conditions. The life is hard in forests, besides there is little sun in the Russian wild lands.

Anch’utka – an ancient name of the Russian devil. He is linked with water & might be one of Vodyanoj’s friends as well he knows flying. He lives in water sources or in bogs. But one mustn’t mention his name aloud as he comes to the call.

Vstr’echnik – a wind spirit, appearing as a whirl. It is believed that a devil & a witch celebrate their wedding inside it. So, if you are brave enough & don’t get frightened, you might even make them be your servants: throw a knife into the wind, so the dark forces will get their flesh & will serve you. Vstre’chnik seeks for souls of murderers, traitors, suicides, that’s why he can make troubles to a good man.

Zlebo’g – a spirit of the world above, who punishes guilty people. He is often represented as a snake. He is accompanied with Zli’dni, tiny little dark spirits living at the stof & bringing troubles in a routine life.

Kold’un – half a spirit & half a man with super powers. They are usually represented alike Gandalf or Saruman, however in dark clothes. They might be at the service of Good or Evil. They cannot live this world without passing their force to a heir. As they are single & have no family, they do it by means of some spell or astuteness.

Vedog’oni – spirits-twins, protecting a human being from the Evil & other misfortunes during all his life. They accumulate the good, property, etc, however if the spirits die protecting their owner, he might die soon too.

Maria KethuProfumo


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7 Responses to Russian Mythology: Selective & Dark Minor Spirits

  1. Good ones, Maria. Thank you.

  2. I was just pronouncing Anch…. out loud and continued reading the line because I don’t need trouble showing up 😄. Zlebo’g acts like Karma, people who wish Ill on others get it mirrored back onto themselves. 🙋🏼‍♀️

  3. smilecalm says:

    so many dark ones
    keeping us on our toes!
    i won’t say
    their names 😉

  4. bernard25 says:

    Coucou toi, mon Amie
    Je viens déposer
    Le soleil dans ton coeur
    Ma douceur dans ton âme
    Un ciel étoilé dans ton regard
    Lorsque ton coeur
    Parlera à mon coeur
    Nos âmes brûleront ,d’une douce chaleur
    Lorsque je viens te rendre visite
    Il me semble que je prends ta main
    Afin d’être unis d’une grande amitié Céleste
    Agréable journée ou soirée belle semaine
    Gros bisous Bernard

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