Slavic Mythology

The Gods of Eastern Europe and Russia...


Slavic Nature Spirit

Also known as Leschi, Leshey, Leshi, Lesnik, Lesovik, Lesovy, Леший

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

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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Leschi, Leshey, Leshi, Lesnik, Lesovik, Lesovy, Леший

Gender: Male
Type: Spirit
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Nature
Area of expertise: Nature

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 4726

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Article last revised on May 25, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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