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Drekavac: A Slavic creature that screams in the night and has been said to wander the Zlatibor Mountains and mutilate sheep. Sightings have been recorded as recent as 2003. Illustration: Spektralni Drekavak from izvorimagijc.com

Drekavac: A Slavic creature that screams in the night and has been said to wander the Zlatibor Mountains and mutilate sheep. Sightings have been recorded as recent as

7 Creepy Creatures From Slavic Mythology

He usually rides along his river on a half-sunk log, making loud splashes. Consequently, he is often dubbed "grandfather" or "forefather" by the local people. Local drownings are said to be the work of the vodyanoy (or rusalkas).

The Leshy or Lesovik is a male woodland spirit in Slavic mythology who protects wild animals and forests. He is roughly analogous to the Woodwose of Western Europe and the Basajaun of the Basque Country.

The Leshy is a male woodland spirit in Slavic folklore who protects wild animals and forests. However, Leshies are tricksters. If a Leshy kidnaps someone, that person returns home with a vague manner, feeling disoriented, and often covered in moss.

In Slavic mythology, the cat - is an independent and freedom-loving. Cat was not attached to anything as she lives for her own pleasure. Slavic Hero Tales - Cat - Baiyun drives away evil spirits. Cats on the contrary like coziness and are more attached to the home than to the owner.

In Slavic mythology, the cat - is an independent and freedom-loving. Cat was not…

Morozko, (“Mrazík” in west Slavic, or “Djed Mraz” in South Slavic), is the Slavic patron of winter, an Eastern Slavic Santa Claus.

Slavic mythology by Igor Ozhiganov / Deity Morozko Morozko, (“Mrazík” in west Slavic, or “Djed Mraz” in South Slavic), is the Slavic patron of winter, an Eastern Slavic Santa Claus.