Tag: shapeshifter


The Zuibotschnik is a type of forest spirit called a Leshii. Les is Slavic for “wood.” The Zuibotschnik is almost always male and hardly ever leaves the forest. He hibernates […]

Posted August 29, 2011

White Buffalo Woman

The White Buffalo Woman (aka White Buffalo Calf Woman) is the supernatural being who introduced the peace pipe to the Plains Indians. The story of the peace pipe is the […]

Posted August 26, 2011


Vila or Vili (plural) are fairies, who live as nymphs. Other Name(s): Wili, Samovily, Veela, Wila Folklore Origin: Slavic Folklore Creature Origin: They’re said to be the spirits of virgins […]

Posted August 25, 2011


Nix (plural: Nixen, female version: Nixie) are malicious water creatures, often confused with mermaids due to both their siren nature and their occasional half-human, half-fish form. “Nix” comes from the […]

Posted August 16, 2011


The Korrigans (Corrigans) are water fairies. They are descendents of female druids and ancient worshippers of earth goddesses. They are very lustful and often lure men into their watery beds, […]

Posted August 12, 2011


Fand is a fairy queen, who was once married to the sea god Manannan. She is associated with an early Irish sea goddess, and is also associated with pleasure, youth […]

Posted August 6, 2011