Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Postcard of a domovoi from Ukraine (Slavic folklore)

Here's a teaser to an post I'm putting together for this weekend about how much I'm enjoying my involvement with Postcrossing, which I first wrote about in early February. I've received awesome postcards, messages and more from all over the world.

This postcard arrived recently from Masha in Sevastopol, Ukraine. She wrote: "I thought that if you like folklore, you might enjoy this postcard with domovoi — a kind of house ward."

I had never heard of a domovoi before! And he comes with a cat!

Read more about them on Wikipedia. And check back this weekend for more about Postcards of the World, 2013 Edition.

(The postcard illustrator, by the way, is Vladimir Arzhevitin. You can see more of his work here.)

1 comment:

  1. He looks like the dwarf from Lord of the Rings.