- Domovoi - Dvorovoi - Bannik - Ovinnik -
- Leshy - Polevik
- Vodyanoi - Rusalka -
The spirit of the field, as 'Pole' means field. The appearance of the
Polevik was described differently in every region. Some saw him as a human
man 'dressed in white'. Others saw him as having a black body and two
eyes of different colors.
Just like Leshy (Spirit of the forest), Polevik enjoyed leading people
astray. The Polevik strangled drunken Slavs that slept in his field, instead
of working. To win the favor of the Polevik one could place two eggs and
a cock unable to crow anymore, in a ditch.
In the northern parts of Russia they had no Polevik, but a Poludnisa,
'Poluden' meaning 'noon'. A tall, beautiful girl dressed in white. She
enjoyed pulling the hair of peasants working in the midday. She also helped
little children to get lost in the cornfields.
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