SLAVIC MYTHOLOGY

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LESHY

Picture of the Slavic Nature Spirit LESHY from our Slavic mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Slavic Nature Spirit

Also known as LESHEY, LESCHI, LESOVIK, LESOVY, LESNIK

The Protective Spirit of the Forest

He’s supposed to protect trees from pollution and deforestation by developers. Whatever he is and where he is, his face is blue, and his eyes and beard are green. He wears his clothes back-to-front and casts no shadow.

Despite all this, he has a wife and kids and they all go away in the winter. Have you met anyone like this on vacation? If so where was it?

LESHY FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : LESHY
Location : Czech Republic, Poland and Russia
Gender : Male
Type : spiritual being
In charge of : Nature
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : LESHEY, LESCHI, LESOVIK, LESOVY, LESNIK
Popularity index : 204
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Article last updated on 28 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "LESHY: Spirit of Nature from Slavic mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 28 Jan. 2014. Web. 2 September 2014.

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