Slavic Mythology

The Gods of Eastern Europe and Russia...


Slavic Agriculture Spirits

Also known as Polevoi, Polevoj, Polevoy, Polewik

Picture of the Slavic Agriculture Spirits Polevik from our Slavic mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Field spirits

The Polevik (Singular: Poleviki) are strange dwarf-like creatures with odd eyes and long green grassy hair. Their black and white suits are a dead giveaway.

They protect the fields from wandering strangers by playing nasty tricks on them. The Polevik also punish lazy field workers. Do not take a nap in a field of corn grass or you may wake up dead.

Handy hint: these managerial spirits are sticklers for punctuality and appear promptly at noon or dusk. So keep an eye on the time and make a sharp exit before they show up.

Polevik Facts and Figures

Name: Polevik
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Polevoi, Polevoj, Polevoy, Polewik

Gender: Male and female
Type: Spirits
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Agriculture and Farming
Area of expertise: Agriculture, Farming

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 3602

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

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