The Gods of Eastern Europe and Russia...


Slavic Security Spirit

Rather shabby kitchen spirit

She is a scrawny old lady who lives in your house and helps with the housework. She also looks after your chickens, even if you don’t have any.

KIKIMORA tends to lurk behind your stove or in your pantry where she can keep a beady eye on your domestic activities. If you are a slovenly housekeeper, she will punish you by breaking crockery or hiding your favorite jar of pickles. What a horridly judgmental old biddy.

If you suspect your home is harboring a KIKIMORA, there is an easy way to detect her. Just poke around the kitchen until you find a dirty, straggly-haired woman with chicken legs.

She sometimes partners with DOMOVOI and can be a bit henpeckish if early illustrations are anything to go by.


Area or people : Russia
Location : Czech Republic, Poland and Russia
Gender : Female
Type : spiritual being
In charge of : Domestic Protection
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : NOT OKAY, be careful
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 2307

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Article last updated on 09 February 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "KIKIMORA: Spirit of Domestic Protection from Slavic mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 09 Feb. 2013. Web. 11 July 2014.

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