Slavic Mythology

The Gods of Eastern Europe and Russia...

OVINNIK

Slavic Bad Spirit

Bad barking barn demon

He is one of the Domovoi, but with a twist. He seems to bear some kind of incomprehensible grudge against threshing barns. He is always setting them on fire. What a horrible trick to play on a hard-working farmer.

If you see a black cat-like figure with glowing eyes which barks like a dog, keep away from the barn. Unless you’ve come to fill up his bowl. A decent offering of pancakes will keep him at bay.

Ovinnik Facts and Figures

Name: Ovinnik
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

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

In charge of: Wrongdoing and bad deeds
Area of expertise: Wrongdoing

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 864

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

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