Region of origin: Eastern Europe and Russia
In Slavic saunas, a separate chamber may be designated for the dwarven bannik, the spirit of bathhouses, and his compatriots to use. A person using a bathhouse occupied by a bannik may feel a spectral backrub or claws raked across their back if their upcoming fortune is good or ill, respectively.
Originally posted on Tumblr on December 30, 2015
Region of origin: Eastern Russia
Generally considered to be a female counterpart to the domovoi, the kikimora is another house spirit who can be a pleasant presence in a well-maintained home or a more malevolent spirit in a less-orderly household, causing nightmares and sleep paralysis.
Originally posted on Tumblr on September 23, 2015
Region of origin: England
A rustic goblin, the Hob was one of a class of household spirits who help out around a home or farm with chores or tasks but unlike some of their brethren they rarely stayed in one residence for long.
Originally posted on Tumblr on September 5, 2015