Do You Have a House Demon?
2012-05-10 0:00

By Nukiuk | Witchvox.com

Fairies and spirits are spoken of in tales all across the world. Little, mischievous creatures that wreak havoc or offer help - always as they see fit, and only sometimes when you truly need it. Legends portray them in so many different forms, each more exciting than the last. I may not have directly seen a fairy, but I have felt their presence once or twice, and the concept of such spirits has always fascinated me.



One thing that I have noticed is that the fairies in legends seldom match the modern media conception of fairies. Little fluttery winged creatures may seem beautiful and magickal, but I tend to find far more stories of ugly trolls sitting under bridges, or beautiful women who turn out to be elven seductresses, luring young men off to the realm of the fey. Obviously, not all fairies are malevolent - most of them seem to be neutral - but they are rarely the completely benevolent, cheery souls that the movies tell us about. A prime example of this is the domovoi, a common occurrence in Russian folktales.

A domovoi is a Russian house spirit who generally takes up residence under the stove, the doorway, or in the attic. While they are shape shifters, and could take the form of anything from a cat to a mouse to a snake, one of their more common forms is that of a little old man. Much like brownies, domovoi can be incredibly useful; if they like you, they will help you with chores, feed your animals while you are away, and protect your home from robbers.

However, domovoi are not the house spirits of gentle bedtime stories.

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