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Guardian spirits

Added Mon, 10/02/2020

This section includes all the guardian spirits of natural places and resources, to commercial buildings created by man.

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Phenomenon in mass culture



In the folklore of the Komi peoples of this hostess of cereals, bread, mistress of flora and fauna, mistress of the forest. She lives in a dense forest, listen to her animals and birds.

It is connected with the bottom or other edge of the world. Her world is separated from the human world forest, mountain, river, tar fire, etc.

She has long teeth, often iron, iron nails, long nose, pressed against the ceiling (the floor, in a corner, with his help, she drowns oven or put into the oven the loaves), hairy eyes, often blind, with the nose she smells better than he sees.


In Korean mythology, one of the spirits of the home. He's hiding in the house for the biggest beam in the second moon, strictly following the observance of cleanliness and order, and certainly punishes sloppiness can set the house on fire.

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Creatures from Celtic mythology. Also mentioned in the medieval European (particularly Italian) folklore. They live in Alpine meadows and protect the purity of water. Look, as a tall beautiful woman with long flowing hair. People are friendly, but if a person stir up the water in mountain source, they can drag people under water or in caves, and there to eat him.

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The master spirit of the forest hut in the mythology of the peoples of the Komi Republic. The true stories of his appearance is not described. There he is in the image of forest spirit, the devil, the owner of the hunting cabin, kicking out (punishing) the hunter or competing with a hunter.

In fairy tales it is described as an old man (or "old man with a couple of inches"), whose image alternates with image of a bear.

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In Scandinavian mythology the spirit of the ash in the form of a woman. She spooby magical way to take away the power of the warrior or to cause failure.

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One of the spirits of the forest in Slavic mythology. It looks like a small, puzatenky gray-haired old man with puffed-out cheeks, which can turn into any stone or sheet in the forest. He loves to take a man's head, winding in the thicket. A personification of the echo.

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Bathing of fairy in Finnish folklore. In Finnish folklore played a significant role in various bathing spirits - fairies and gnomes. The spirit of the sauna was Leilu and fairy Autoritar and her son Autoreisen.

So hot

So hot or Ahto Finnish sea king. The spirit of the depths, giver of fish. Lives on the seabed in the Palace Ahtola with his wife Vellamo (goddess of the sea, lakes history, which is sometimes portrayed as a mermaid).

God and the patron of the waters, the sea and of fishing, portrayed as a man with a moustache and beard of moss. He probably possesses some fragments of Sampo mills, Also under water with him live Vetehinen and IR-Thurso.

So hot it causes whirlpools and jealous of the celestial gods, who receive more attention and adoration of the people.


In the Belarusian mythology home spirit, tutelary cattle. He followed him, increased litter, was removed from cattle disease, and the pasture predators.

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In Germanic folklore creatures living in the cellars of the houses. If every day they put a pitcher of beer, they will monitor the cleanliness and order in the cellars.

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In the English lower mythology, the spirit of the house. It was believed that he was capable of evil tricks (if angry, you can smash crockery in the house to untie the horses and cows scare the sudden sounds, etc.) Hirsute, with long yellow teeth.

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Evil spirit-the owner of the swamp in the East Slavic mythology. The female version is called bolotnitsa. Appearance Bolotnikov: sitting motionless in the bottom of a swamp, dirty fat eyeless creature; a hairy man with long arms and tail.

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Botocan Soil

The house spirit that lives in the barn, from the highlands of Scotland, who, pitying the frail elderly, for pounding their grain.

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A kind of brownie from the Bottom of Scotland. Spirit, usually living in mountains and forests, but can live at home. Can help with the housework.

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Vakul (aka VA, cul Kuat, cukla, i.e. "curve") is a mythological character of the peoples of Komi, the water that inhabits the waters along with his family. It is the spirit of the underwater world that has evil in nature, due to which it is nasty to people (maybe even to attack and drown), but it may help a person in gratitude for services rendered. Vakula is the water, which is called Vasa.


The master spirit of the water of the mythology of the peoples of Komi, water.

Vizh mascoma mort

Vizh mascoma mort ("the man in the yellow clothes"). A huge bloodthirsty forest spirit-eater from the mythology of the peoples of the Komi Republic. According to legend, it appears failure to comply with fishing rites and asks, if not to feed his fill, then he eats the person. To get rid of it, you need to grab a tree branch.

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Water spirits of the mythologies of the Armenian highlands and Asia minor. In honor of these people were carved images of stone and set them in underground water sources. Later they became associated with evil spirits and dragons.

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Water spirits — supernatural beings whose activities are connected with water. Can be masters of the seas, rivers, lakes, marshes or water element in General. Found in the mythologies of most peoples of the world.

Water (also Vodnik, Vodyanik, water grandfather, water chute, vodovik; Czech. vodník; V.-puddles. wodby muž, wodnykus; sloven. povodnj, vodni mož) — in Slavic mythology, the spirit dwelling in the water, water master.


In the Belarusian mythology home of a spirit that looks like a small anthropomorphic creature, with dark thick and long hair. He semipelite large palm with long fingernails. Men it scratches and tickles the nose. Women and girls have enough Boobs or leans on them all over making it difficult to breath, lohmatit hair. He scares children by tickling the heel.

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Pile (aka vorkul or "forest devil", the thief mort, or "forest people", and Varys in the Komi-Perm) — mythological character of the peoples of Komi, the devil. Komi-Zyryans considered him the evil spirit, and in the Komi-Perm it was close to the image of the mighty deity. Lint not cast a shadow, and the barking of his dog does not respond to the echo.

It looks like a giant furry ears and turned his heels, but without eyelashes or eyebrows (he was a growth around the pine or above). He wears no clothes and has a transparent bone in the body.


In the Belarusian mythology, the forest spirit or the devil. It looks like a huge old grandfather, overgrown with gray moss and gray bear. He governs all the forest animals and birds. Can take many forms.

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In the Belarusian mythology, the forest spirit and the granddaughter of the devil. In the winter it is all covered by thick fur is snow-white,except the face and the spit (which remains a brown color). In the spring, the wool falls off and she becomes a regular girl. Treats animals, may indicate the location of the fern flower in the Midsummer night.

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Pea woman

In Polish mythology, is a pretty strong field spirit, dressed in a gown of pea leaves, pea shoots instead of hair on his head. He wanders in the summer at noon in the fields. Can strangle resting in the shade of the person or unattended child.

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The mode of miracles

The master spirit of the threshing floor, the bean goose in the mythology of the peoples of the Komi Republic.

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In Norse mythology house, providing services to home owners, often small (find a lost thing, to repair the broken crockery), but according to some sources, it could appear to the owners and to help with cleaning, Laundry, etc. In the texts of the "Elder Edda", Gutwin described as being like a man (old) small in stature with pointy ears and protruding fangs of the lower jaw. He is dressed usually in pieces of cloth or wool.

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In the Belarusian and Polish mythology, the forest spirit, who remains a patron of the trees used in the construction of the house, becoming a house-spirit. It can change its growth, to appear in the image of snakes, birds, and creatures fully covered in black wool — sheep, dogs and even furry people. Often helps on the farm.

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In Belarusian folklore, the house spirit is female (daughter of house), inclined to amorous pleasures with the human guys.

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The family of the Slavic peoples called the mythological spirit - owner and patron of the house. Usually it seems the furry creature of small stature. Sometimes it is bestial features, but more similar to ordinary little man. Also, it can make the appearance of any member of the family (especially absent), animals (often snakes, weasels, cats, rooster, rat). Sometimes Shalit or, on the contrary, helps with the housework.

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Spirit of the house in Spanish, Portuguese and Mexican folklore. It has a low rise, a long goat's beard, unusually strong hands and extremely low and deep voice. Mention that a hand made out of wool and the other made of metal. They could point to the treasure, which then turned into a ashes, ashes, leaves, etc.

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In Dutch and Danish folklore, the spirit that lives in the mill. It performs at night is required at the mill work grind the grain, guarding the sacks of flour, mends the millstone. Looks like a small man in an old coat or completely naked.

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In the mythology of the Avars home spirit in the form of the white snake, bringer of prosperity and well-being.

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Forest spirit from the mythology of the peoples of the Komi Republic whose sole function is the separation of Chicks upland game to live in pairs.

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Kalah Var

Creature from the mythology of Scotland. This skinny witch with blue face, symbolizing the winter. She is the patroness of wild animals and fishing. Able to turn to stone or the girl.

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The creature from the folklore of the Komi peoples. He lives in a hut in the deep woods, and waited on him to the wolves. Hostile people, but let those who guesses given them a puzzle. The main function is the protection of being in its furnace of fire, which he constantly blows. He has fiery breath, and his death is the most hot smut from existing furnace.

The word appears in the dictionary by Dahl as "local Siberian" the name of the shaman.

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Creature from English folklore, who lives in the mill. It looks like a little betray man with a huge nose. Usually he helps with the housework, maybe a loud howl to announce the death of the mill owner or other loss in the family. Sometimes naughty.

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There are "clean", that is not sworn treasures, they can pick up any person without harm to themselves. But most of the hoards of "unclean" and are sworn under the protection of evil forces.

In Slavic folklore, there's a spirit guarding the treasure. In different people it has different names. Russian kladenets, kladovik, layun, the Tickler, copsa, pantry BES; Ukrainians skarbnik, in Polish it is called skarbnik, bazyliszek, Belarusians call this creature Zedka, Czechs červený mužik in Bulgaria - Stepan, Saybia.

The Kobold

Brownies and guardian spirits of underground riches in the mythology of Northern Europe. They are good-natured, but could have the house chaos and disorder in response to neglect. In Germanic mythology is a special kind of elves or allow, akin to gnomes (Durham). Those are called primarily spirits of the hearth, approximately corresponding brownie, but sometimes the same name applies to the mountain spirits. The kobolds are attributed to the banter on people, they are constantly busy and noisy.


In Japanese mythology, the spirit of the tree or the tree itself, in which lives the spirit. Imenaua attributed to the delay of the echo in the mountains or the valley. It looks like a dim ball of light or the vague figure of a little man.

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Cockle of mauchle

Creature from the mythology of the peoples of the Komi Republic. He lives in a fishing hut, probably being the analogue of a house. The name of the spirit, loosely translated as "creature with large curved legs," has Parallels in the folklore; chuckle muckle "crooked, oblique", Coucil Mukul "TJ", and JI macla (adult nursery rhymes).

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Midsummer Dzyadok

In Belarusian folklore, forest spirit, to collect "paparats-Kvetka" (fern flower) in a Midsummer night. It is possible to learn from a distance at the glowing basket filled with glowing flowers. If to appease him, we can share the flower.

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In Basque folklore, guardian spirits of springs and caves in the form of women with a chicken or duck paws instead of feet. They rarely help people for a fee.

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In Slavic folklore, the spirit, turns into the dog barking and guarding the treasure.

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The devil

The devil – spirit master of the forest in the mythology of Eastern Slavs. It belongs to the same class of beings that house perfumes, perfume water areas and field spirits.


The hell of Finnish mythology. It is the spirit-protector of the forest, very similar to the image of the devil in Slavic mythology. Protects the forest and its animals.

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Guardian spirits (phonetically similar to "soul", "spirit" or "force") in the animistic beliefs of the Indians of most of the Algonquin Nations, vested in every plant, stone and even mechanism. Manitou is perceived for the purpose of possible contact with the forces of nature. They may be embodied in medicines and amulets. In the mythology of such sub-ethnic groups, as Montagnier and naskapi, Manitou underwater creatures, the owners of the area in which offerings of tobacco during travel.


Also called mapinguari or mapinguari or juma (According to Felipe Ferreira Vander Velden, his name is an abbreviation of the Tupi-Guarani words "mbae", "pi" and "guari", which means "a thing that has a bent [or] crooked leg [or] paw") is a monstrous creature that lives in the Amazon rainforest. In Brazilian mythology, Mapinguari was once an Amazonian shaman who discovered the key to immortality thousands of years ago. He angered the gods and was severely punished, turning into a wandering beast for the rest of his life.


In the folklore of the inhabitants of the Russian North, the spirit-owner of the mill.

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The patron goddess of the forests. This spirit helps the animals escape the traps and Chicks that fell from nests. Also knows soitsu herbs and can report them to people if they ask her. The name comes from the Finnish word mielu - good luck.

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A water spirit from Chilean mythology. To be Lord over the waters of all the seas, rivers and lakes. Superstrong creature causing storms, tidal waves of hands. Externally it combines features of human and sea lion, with his Golden skin and hair.

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In Slavic mythology, the spirit of mossy bogs, the smallest of the forest spirits. It's a small, quarter-yard, the Oldies that can appear in the form of a pig or sheep.

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Mu cutis

The master spirit of the earth in the mythology of the Komi people. A description of an image and its features in the mythology have not survived.

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The nagual

In the mythology of the Indians of Central America guardian spirit or double-animal. It could have (or implemented it), a sorcerer-shaman.

The nagual (eng. Nagual from of atst. nahualli is to be hidden, concealed) — in the mythology of the Indians of Central America, the guardian spirit, teriomorfny (mythical ability to turn into animal) double.


Homemade spirits in the folklore of the Scandinavian peoples. He looks like a little man helping with the housework.

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Th of miracles

The master spirit of the swamp in the mythology of the peoples of the Komi Republic.

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In the folklore of the inhabitants of the Russian North, wild spirit in the guise of a crone who resort to warm up to the bonfire for the burning of old grass in the harrowing.

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Ognevushka poskakushka

The Keeper of the gold in the mythology of the residents of the Urals. Takes the shape of a little dancing girl, is seen where gold deposits.

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Ideas about Olysya in the mythology of the peoples of the Komi Republic correspond to the Russian ideas about the home, the spirit-owner of the house and outbuildings for cattle. Its main function is to ensure the well-being of all the inhabitants of the house and livestock. For example, there was a belief that if a widow with young children was not cow the spirit of the house-owner brought her to the barn and milk for the children was provided. But to see the cow could only be the mistress, for others it was invisible.


Spirit of the house of in the mythology of the Shor (Turkic people living in the southeastern part of Western Siberia), help with the housework.

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The owner of the swamp, covered with rust italiysky mythology. He's anthropomorphic, but a disproportionate body, huge belly, thin and long limbs. It draws to itself men and animals.

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The spirit of the bear in Finnish folklore. In some traditions, the bear was considered a man who left the community and transformed by the power of the forest. The bear, of course, is the most revered animal in the beliefs of many peoples. Sustevol was a sacred ritual of Palena, in which the bear's spirit in the form of his skull, which remained in a sacred clearing, people brought gifts.

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Asimos of miracles

The master spirit of the well of mythology of the peoples of the Komi Republic called Sims of miracles. Usually neutral to people, but sometimes it starts to show someone or dislike: throws debris, splinters, does not take water. It was believed that marked so people were soon must die.

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The guardian spirit of a flowering rye field their mythology of the peoples of the Komi Republic, the Russian analogue poludnyu.

Mostly it was represented in the form of a young woman in dress and scarf of green, in straw sandals, with eyes blue as cornflowers, but he could be in a male body (called "paludi IKE").


Comestwo of in folklore Frisians, Saxons, and Scandinavians — forest spirit (like ancient pan), frightening people or causing them to wander more often. It is also considered analogous to a house, because, according to legend, if he is to leave food, it can help with the housework. He has many names: PAC or PAC or PUK (eng. Puck, the Danish Pokker), and in England it is also called the Cob and Robin and a Nice guy.

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In the folklore of Belarus and North-West Russia women, the spirit of the field. It is similar to an ordinary woman with flowing hair. Turning to her to save or to return lost cattle. Can turn into a bird.

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In the mythology of the West Siberian Tatars forest spirit appearing in human form or different animals. He lives in an abandoned hunting shacks, loves horses, rides them, confuses mane, smearing it with resin. In the guise of a beautiful woman engages in an affair with a man.

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Spirit of the house of the Belarusian folklore. It is a hairy creature with human hands and feet, living under the stove. Usually he helps with the housework, but it may choke in my sleep.

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Spirit-the owner of the field in the mythology of Eastern Slavs called Fieldwork or Field (Belarus. palauk, Ukr. polovic).

It is described mainly as a humanoid creature with animals, vegetable and demonic features which is sometimes accompanied by strong winds and sparks or lights. Usually it is a tall, leggy man, overgrown with hair the color of fire, with bulging eyes, horns, a long tail with a tassel on the end, beard of ears.

The Ukrainians also believed that he had ears like a calf, claws, big teeth and wings.


A spirit or a Ghost in the Silesian mythology. According to legend, he lives in the coal mines. Kind and caring spirit. Always help hard-working miners, awards them gold. Helps lost under the ground, brings them to the surface. Cares about the souls of the dead in the mines. Pastecki warn miners of possible danger during operation. He turns into some kind of small animal, e.g. a mouse, and strong screams.

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In Belarusian folklore, the owner of the forest (restricted area of primeval forest). He is tall, shaggy or overgrown with moss. He is like a tree with long branches (and in some descriptions is bark). Hostile to the people.

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The spirit is the master bath of the mythology of the peoples of the Komi Republic. Performance mostly the same in the Eastern Slavs. This spirit was considered the most formidable of all the spirits-owners of the house and outbuildings. With his machinations associated stupor or even death after bathing in poorly ventilated "black" room.

Children (up to the appearance of the teeth, i.e. before they transition from an infant moved into the category of "people") who could not leave alone in the bath, he was kidnapped, leaving instead a substitute - Vim.


Creature from Finnish folklore named Pyara is a spirit-a concentrator, is responsible for the material well-being in the house. He brings food, and, if requested, the money. It is unknown if he steals them from other people. Typically, the substance appears in the form of cats. It is believed that the way people refer to stray cats, so Pyara and thank them (schitaesh yato in the circulation of a stray cat Pyara checks how kind and helpful people, and in turn will support them in difficult times).

Rynish IKE

Ovinnik guardian spirit from the mythology of the peoples of the Komi Republic.

Information about appearance is not fixed. Its main function was the protection from fire of the barn and are in it to dry bread. It was thought that he does not like too much heat, and so the bread was supposed to be dried only once a day. Because of the intense heat he was able to leave his home and unsupervised bread is to die in a fire.


In Finnish folklore, friendly people the spirit of the bath corresponding in its functions East Slavic swab. Appeared in the image is low, similar to human beings. Warns people about the dangers of fire in the bath.

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In the mythology of Switzerland and Northern Italy spirit of the house. It was believed that they can help the economy, help grow crops, but more often conspire against people, spoil food, confused by the tails of horses and cows hide and break utensils. Can take the form of goats, dogs, and bigger balls.

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Blue caps

Hard-working miner spirits from English folklore, who demanded a fee for their work.

The spirit manifested itself as a blue light, shimmering in the air, or trolley full of coal, which itself was riding on rails. He could warn miners about cave-ins or lead them to rich deposits of minerals.

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Option of a house can be considered spornikov from Russian mythology of the Gypsies. It is believed that the name came from the word "argue" (to dispute, to argue) in the sense of "abundant, rich, successful." These creatures, resembling small children bring into the house (tent) Gypsy happiness and wealth.

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God of forest in Finnish and Karelian mythology. He sends good luck to the hunters. In the forest he left a small offering at the stump - "table of Tapio". In the Karelian-Finnish runes Tapio acted as master of the woodland Tapiola (Metsola) and depicted a gray-bearded old man. His wife was the goddess Myslicki (Mettiki), the mistress of the forest.

Tapio was opposed to the Underworld, the evil spirit of the forest, but sometimes identified with him.

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Konevalova Goblin from Philippine folklore. Able to turn into people, but also to fly.

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In Finnish folklore, the house spirit's Cotehardie or Tonttu. Sciatica that Kodihalli is "real brownie" who lives in each house and stores postdoc and Tonttu is brownies creatures that live in the home of Joulupukki (Finnish Santa Claus). But sometimes these names are cited as synonyms. Domovoy lives in every building, but people don't see it (mention that it is so secretive that not even cast a shadow).


Brownie spirit from English folklore that lives in the cellar. He looks like a little old man, in a cap from nezhdannyj the ends of the threads, which are usually cut weavers.

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According to the Flemish folklore, domestic genius, taking the form of a person or pet and perform any heavy work.

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In German folklore the little homemade spirits, which, like a brownie for a modest fee, do your homework. They have red hair and beards, sometimes they are blind. They can turn into cats, bats, snakes, chickens and even small children.

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In Maori mythology, the spirits of nature, able to assume the form of birds and insects.

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Home spirit-protector or patron in Finnish folklore.

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In Japanese folklore, are very jealous spirits are the guardians of the old long bridge, in the form of a women in a white kimono, with white makeup on his face and an iron stand on his head to which are attached five candles.

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In Japanese folklore, a demon in the form of a shapeless lump of flesh covered with countless blinking yellow eyes. Lives in old temples, protecting them from potential thieves.

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The Church Grim

Being from English and Scandinavian folklore. It was considered the spirit of the Church. He could appear in the form of a black dog or a small black man.

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In Chinese mythology, the guardian spirit of latrines, able to predict the future.

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In Chinese mythology, one of nine sons of the dragon-the moon, the inhabitant skate of roofs. Protects the rest of the house, protects against evil and demons.

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