Bannik

AB121

Bannik

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

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Kikimora

AB23

Kikimora

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