SLAVIC MYTHOLOGY

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VODNIK

Slavic Demon

Water Demon from Russia.

When a man or boy falls into a lake or pond and drowns, their spirit becomes a VODNIK. He’s green, bloated, scary and very unfriendly.

Unable to come to terms with his drowning, VODNIK takes it out on the rest of humanity. Don’t go swimming in his pond — he’ll grab your legs and pull you under to keep him company for the rest of eternity.

We are told by those in the know that VODNIK can be appeased taking your cap off as you pass his pond. Say hello in a cheery respectful voice. If you don’t have a cap, offer him a fish. If you don’t have a fish, you may be in trouble as he will tear your fishing net to pieces.

VODNIK FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : VODNIK
Area or people : Russia
Location : Czech Republic, Poland and Russia
Gender : Male
Type : demon
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 4326

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Article last updated on 06 January 2006 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "VODNIK: Demon from Slavic mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 06 Jan. 2006. Web. 28 July 2014.

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