fairy tale

Volchina, the Death Spirit

Volchina, the Black Wolf, death personified, comes for everyone. Upon meeting it, men and women of Rodhina travel to the Blazhena Kray, a mythical land of the dead, where they are offered to stay and receive a reward or punishment they deserved while alive, or to return to Rodhina, a man born now as a woman, and […]

Three Spirits: Domnik, Lesnik, and Bannik

The three spirits, three brothers, are each responsible for one of the three important spheres in the household of a family in Rodhina. Domnik, the House Spirit, is a benevolent, somewhat fretty spirit that lives in the house, constantly rustling in the corners, creaking with the floorboards, and dropping things in cupboards. His brother, Lesnik, […]

The next day, with a modest payment and an apologetic smile, Ani sent the maid to the Young Witch to accept the latter’s proposition.  The servant came back telling Ani to meet the Witch’s uncle in a small tavern in the docks in the evening. The girl also informed Ani that she would accompany her there, as […]

After several hours of weighing and considering, Ani decided to go to sleep. She would need strength the next day, no matter what her next steps were. The Long House looked unchanged, the same cold sheets of rain were slashing across Ani’s face, sea raging at the foot of the cliff the building stood on, […]

Blota

Blota, the Marsh Hag Living in the bogs and marshes of the forests surrounding the shores of Rodhina, Blota is a malicious and treacherous creature. Some say it can take a form of a kind looking old woman, asking unsuspecting travellers for help and luring them to their death into the rancid, dark waters of […]

Yekho-Lekho

Yekho-Lekho, the Dark One from the Woods It lives in the darkness, in the woods behind the home shores of Rodhina, and it is the one who creeps from tree to a tree, holding on to the thick branches with its clawed hands and its only leg. It is watching from the top of the trees, […]