Slavic Mythology

The Gods of Eastern Europe and Russia...

ALKONOST

Russian Demoness

The sweetly tweeting Bird of Death

She’s a Russian version of a Harpy: half-bird, half-woman. As the cynical among you might expect, the human bits include shapely naked lady breasts.

Like the Greek Sirens, the Alkonosts are notorious for their hideously beautiful voices. They torment the damned with haunting terrible songs so they never get any peace. We have a feeling they practice a lot on the living. Just think Russia Mythology’s Got Talent.

Alkonost Facts and Figures

Name: Alkonost
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Female
Type: Demoness
Area or people: Russia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 683

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Article last revised on May 24, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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