posted on Jul, 1 2010 @ 05:47 AM
I did research on the internet. They are called "Domovoi". They are called "house spirits".
• Belarusian: Дамавiк (damavik)
• Bulgarian: Stopan
• Croatian: Domaći
• Czech: Dědek
• Polish: Domowoj, domowik
• Russian: Домовой (domovoj)
• Serbian: Домаћи (domaći)
• Slovene: Domovoj
• Ukrainian: Домовик (domovik)
Frm Wikipedia....They are described as being 2-3 ft tall, masculine and hairy all over, sometimes with tails or little horns.
"The favorite place for these spirits to live is either the threshold under the door or under the stove. The center of the house is also their
"If a domovoi becomes unhappy, it plays nasty tricks on the members of the household. Those include moving and rattling small objects, breaking
dishes, leaving muddy little footprints, causing the walls of a house to creak, banging on pots and moaning."
"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. The domovoi is seen as the home's guardian, and he sometimes helps with household chores and field work."
The Domovoi of legend had a number of magic powers that could be used for good or ill. First the house spirit could know whatever a person was doing
in the house almost instantly. Anything that occurred in the household was known by the spirit and this power usually extended to all the land
controlled by the house.
Second if the house spirit was happy and his rules were followed good luck would come to the household and the family. These house gods would ensure
that children and animals stayed healthy, the chickens would lay many eggs, the cows would give abundant milk and other good benefits.
Third, if the Domovoi became unhappy it would cause bad luck. Animals would die, milk would curdle in the bucket, children would suffer accidents and
horses would go lame. Only an extreme effort of appeasement would satisfy the angry house demigod once it was angry.
The fourth power of the house spirit was invisibility and the ability to be completely silent. This allowed the Domovoi to sneak up on people to play
tricks, either mischievous but not evil, or tricks to punish people that had fallen into disfavour often lazy or stingy people.
"Slavonic folklore said that the house spirits required people to calmly accept the tricks it played on them without complaint. These tricks could be
tickling them awake at night, placing wood chips into the milk, tying animals tails into knots and other pranks. If the household dealt with the
problems and didn’t curse or complain the Domovoi would soon stop and provide the family with good luck. If they became upset the tricks would
become worse in an attempt to force the family out."
From the book by Nancy Arrowsmith, A Field Guide to the Little People, Farrar Straus & Giroux; First Printing edition November 1977
A disgruntled Domovoi "may threaten to stifle people in their beds"
Like I said it was about 2-3 t tall squarish, with globs of gray fur on it. I have these slavic people harassing me....so no wonder!