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.