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A Fantastic Depiction of 'Rusalka', A Mythical Water Spirit Who Kills Young Men - What an ART

A fantastic depiction of 'Rusalka', A mythical water spirit who lures young men into water to drown them.

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RUSALKA According to Slavic folklore, a rusalka is the spirit of a young women who was murdered in or close to a lake or river. They appear as beautiful young women with bright green eyes who try to lure men and children into the water, where they will drown them. Their shrill laughter is known to be deadly to humans.

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Slavic Mythology, monsters and gods, part 3

Slavic Mythology, monsters and gods, part 3

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In Slavic mythology, a Rusalka is a female ghost, water nymph, succubus, or mermaid-like demon that dwelt in a waterway. According to most traditions, the rusalki were fish-women, who lived at the bottom of rivers. In the middle of the night, they would walk out to the bank and dance in meadows. If they saw handsome men, they would fascinate them with songs and dancing, mesmerize them, then lead them away to the river floor to their death.

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What Kind of Mermaid Are You?

According to Slavic folklore, a rusalka is the spirit of a young women who was murdered in or close to a lake or river. They appear as beautiful young women who try to lure men into the water, where they will drown them. AAccording to some legends, should a rusalka’s hair dry out, she will die. A rusalka’s fate can also be undone by avenging her death.

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