Rusalka


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Rusalka

 

a mythological being among the eastern Slavic peoples, particularly the Ukrainians and southern Russians. The image of the rusalka combined features of fertility spirits (field rusalki) and water sprites (river rusalki), and notions of the “unclean” dead (drowned females in particular) and infants who died unbaptized.

REFERENCE

Zelenin, D. K. Ocherki russkoi mifologii, fasc. 1. Petrograd, 1916.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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