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Kikimora (pronounced Kih-kee-mora) is a female house spirit from Slavic lore who can be helpful or malevolent depending on the behavior of the homeowner. In differing versions of her stories, there are two kinds of spirit, one generally helpful and the other hurtful, both depicted as a woman sometimes with a chicken’s beak or duckbill.

More about: Kikimora


  • c. 700 - c. 1200
    Period of the Christianization of Slavic culture; the kikimora developed in pre-Christian belief prior to this period and was retained afterwards.