DOMOVOIAlso known as DOMOVIK, DOMOVOI, DOMOVOY, DOMANIA, DĔDEK
Annoying guardian spirit of home surveillance
This is a domestic guardian for your dwelling or domain. He lives under your doorstep and acts as a watchman, smoke alarm etc.Your DOMOVOI is a hairy bearded character something like a brownie. He is benevolent and kind — provided that you keep the house clean and do not swear. And always leave a spare snack in the fridge.
Like a slightly disreputable Big Brother, he is always watching you from behind the scenes. Don't offend him or he could burn your house down. He likes doing things like that.
If you feel you can live without the services of your DOMOVOI, there is not a lot you can do — apart from getting violent with a broom. His partner in the household irritation business is KIKIMORA. And it doesn't stop there — his cousin DVOROVOI does much the same in your back yard. Just hope you don't have an infestation.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Area or people : Russia
Location : Czech Republic, Poland and Russia
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : DOMOVIK, DOMOVOI, DOMOVOY, DOMANIA, DĔDEK
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