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The traditional Bulgarian Kukeri celebrations (chasing the evil spirits away) in the town of Pernik.

The traditional Bulgarian Kukeri celebrations (chasing the evil spirits away) in the town of Pernik.

Кукери (kukeri) 2009 Kukeri is a traditional Bulgarian ritual to scare away evil spirits. (Photo Credit Klearchos via Flickr)

Кукери (kukeri) 2009 Kukeri is a traditional Bulgarian ritual to scare away evil spirits. (Photo Credit Klearchos via Flickr)

Domovois (the correct plural form is domoviye) are masculine, typically small, and sometimes covered in hair all over. According to some traditions, the domovoi take on the appearance of current or former owners of the house and have a grey beard, sometimes with tails or little horns. Traditionally, every house is said to have its domovoi. It does not do evil unless angered by a family’s poor keep of the household, profane language or neglect.

Domovois (the correct plural form is domoviye) are masculine, typically small, and sometimes covered in hair all over. According to some traditions, the domovoi take on the appearance of current or former owners of the house and have a grey beard, sometimes with tails or little horns. Traditionally, every house is said to have its domovoi. It does not do evil unless angered by a family’s poor keep of the household, profane language or neglect.

Kriksa (derived from rus. крик (krik) - scream) aka nochnitsa (derived from rus. ночь (noch’) - night) — is an evil spirit in west-slavic mythology. It is believed that kriksa appears from a transformed soul of a witch, in case if she died childless.

Kriksa (derived from rus. крик (krik) - scream) aka nochnitsa (derived from rus. ночь (noch’) - night) — is an evil spirit in west-slavic mythology. It is believed that kriksa appears from a transformed soul of a witch, in case if she died childless.

The Mora is, in ancient Slavic mythology, a malicious spirit and bringer of nightmares. Forms that the Mora is able to take are a white horse, a white shadow, straw, a leather bag, a white mouse, cat, and a snake.

The Mora is, in ancient Slavic mythology, a malicious spirit and bringer of nightmares. Forms that the Mora is able to take are a white horse, a white shadow, straw, a leather bag, a white mouse, cat, and a snake.

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Vila - Any of a class of Slavic dryads, tree-spirits who are exclusively female. They are often vicious and cruel, and have a dire reputation; nevertheless, if one succeeds in approaching a Vila properly, she may be inclined to heal, give advice, reveal treasure, or teach magical and medicinal arts.

Vila - Any of a class of Slavic dryads, tree-spirits who are exclusively female. They are often vicious and cruel, and have a dire reputation; nevertheless, if one succeeds in approaching a Vila properly, she may be inclined to heal, give advice, reveal treasure, or teach magical and medicinal arts.

Veles - Veles is one of major Slavic god associated with cattle, commerce, underworld and magic. Opponent of thunder-god Perun he is also the God of Druids, the God of secret and the Keeper of the passageway from the world of Yav middle world where we live to the Prav or righteous higher world of Spirits and Nav the lower world.

Veles - Veles is one of major Slavic god associated with cattle, commerce, underworld and magic. Opponent of thunder-god Perun he is also the God of Druids, the God of secret and the Keeper of the passageway from the world of Yav middle world where we live to the Prav or righteous higher world of Spirits and Nav the lower world.

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