Rusalkas are water spirits from Slavic folklore, who appear as a pretty young girls with long hair. In some versions of lore, Rusalkas are the souls of drowned women or unclean spirits who lure men into water, and drown them by entangling their body with their long red hair. Image: Ivan Bilibin
El Tío (The Uncle) is the devil-like spirit who rules over the mines of Cerro Rico in Bolivia. Statues of this “Lord of the Underworld” can be found all throughout Cerro Ricco’s mines, with offerings like cigarettes, coca leaves, and alcohol left for protection and appeasement.
“Miners may be Christians when above ground, but when in the mine, El Tio is their only god.”
Ukobach is a minor demon who is credited as the inventor of fried food and fireworks. He’s in charge of Hell’s oil cauldrons, which are used to boil souls in their own blood. His skin is red and he’s often shown with a pan of burning coals or a hot poker. From Dictionnaire Infernal, 1863. ⠀
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