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Domovoi are russian spirits that help out around the house if you respect them.
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892425 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017
У нас дома немного другой домовой,хихи.
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coolclaytony Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
I look at this and feel I should find this scene serene and charming... but instead I feel disturbed and frightened by the impish demon that mops the floors while grandma sleeps. It's eyes particularly disturbing to me. I don't care benevolent it is; I'd be shocked if someone happened upon that thing in their house, and his/her first impulse didn't involve trying and beat it to death with the fire-place poker.
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MidgetPhantom Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I don't know much about Russian mythology and folklore, but the Domovoi are benevolent spirits, like the Celtic Brownies and Dobbies. People don't see Domovoi -- they remain invisible, but they'll help out around the house, usually when people are sleeping or out. The family shows their gratitude by leaving a little dish of milk or honey (or some other treat) in liminal places the Domovoi supposedly frequent, such as near the fireplace, or in a corner of the room, attic, or basement. They will also groom their favorite horses, braiding their manes and tails. All in all, Russian families love their Domovois, or would love to have one if they don't.
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TraceofHatred Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
For someone who doesn't know much - you're actually quite accurate about it. :'D
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MidgetPhantom Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks, hahaha.  I have to admit, that's pretty much all I know when it comes to Russian folklore.  :P  I'm much better with Greek, Roman, Norse, and Celtic mythologies.
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TraceofHatred Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't blame you - I find Greek, Roman and Norse are much more exposed (?) than russian folklore - I have a lot of trouble finding it myself, and most of it was simply told to me by russian friends and family. x'D
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MidgetPhantom Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, same here.  That, and I have much more of a flair, shall we say, for the Western mythologies (excluding Norse, naturally).  Of course, all mythologies of the world are fascinating to me, but those in particular I find most intriguing. 
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TraceofHatred Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Second that. :')
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MidgetPhantom Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:P
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coolclaytony Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
My point being that they better stay invisible. Cause I can't imagine a human being not wanting to kill it out of pure instinctual fear.
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MidgetPhantom Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
They do, unless you absolutely beg them to show themselves to you, and only then if they feel like it. They're very private, and don't like being seen. Like I said, the Russians love their Domovois. Wealthy landowners used to buy horses in the Domovoi's preferred color just for their continued presence and good favor in the household. To the Russians, a Domovoi is equivalent to a fairy or something in Western culture. They're something everyone wants to have.
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coolclaytony Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
My god you make it hard to make jest.
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MidgetPhantom Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
My God, your comments are offensive and narrow-minded. Not to mention, it is entirely impossible to find any ounce of humor whatsoever in your comments.
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coolclaytony Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I didn't come here to start arguments pal. So with that I'm just gonna end this conversation here.
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MidgetPhantom Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
To save yourself the trouble next time, reread your posts and then edit them so they won't come off as offensive or ignorant.
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coolclaytony Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
of it's appearance.
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evaisek Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
pretty amazing:-)
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ohlopkov Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good!
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studentofrhythm Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's a puka! Ochen' khorosho.
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SithiR Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Zeliboba is a dvorovoi (courtyard spirit) who appears on Ulitsa Sesam (Russian version of Sesame Street). He is nice, is blue, is leafy, and can smell music.

Domovoi appear in Quest for Glory 4 game.

Perhaps you already know these things.
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KevinKoshka Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student General Artist
I could use one or three of those
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Vuoribbicroakch Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Secret, bellingeroaming benevolence heartily evinced. Nicely magnifired with exoticoroteary materials dressing both them and the roomitself.
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MephMan Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
hehe trippily cool... love the lighting/overall composition...
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Silvanteer Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
the atmosphere of the scene is just... fascinating
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ayuICHI Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing adorable scene.
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purplekittykatgal Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
an interesting concept ive never heard of them before
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SaskiaDeKorte Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
amazing >_< I adore that golden highlight on her knee and the way you can just see the fire in the hearth.
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SurlyQueen Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
I learned something new today! Thanks ^_^
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BittersweetRowaan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
I think in England they're called Brownies. I love the way you drew this. :)
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AMomentInTime Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
This is truly fabulous.
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Nice idea! It looks kind of cute.
In Germany we call these spirits "Heinzelmännchen" - they look about like your average garden gnome. ;)
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KatjaIsbrekken Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Love this painting! :D

We have the same kind of thing in Norway; the Husnisse, who takes care of the house, barn and farm animals if you are kind to animals and put out food for them sometimes.
They have a devious side too - if you arent nice to them, they will hide things and make your life difficult.
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ALT0 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's great,it is really nice,I love the warm vibe.
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Kahiro-Suzuki Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
I am Russian and I can say that it looks like a Russian forest spirit "leshiy" Domovoi is usually a short man or just a boy.
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KadelsLodge Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
great and toutch atmosphere!gorgeous!
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PetitCoffeeBean Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
I like the idea of Russian spirits that help you around the house :O
It's beautiful :)
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Beautifulldesaster Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
so gorgeous!!!

i adored your domovoi :D!!
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sobreiro Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is beautiful.
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Verdego Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
I would be very much willing to be respectful of such a creature around the house. I love the vitality you have given him, and the peacefulness of the scene.
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4cross7he5ky Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Such a wonderful piece. I really admire how well you did her hair and the Domovoi's face.
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional
amazing!
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HoBoStIck42 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
cool. i need one
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Lweeling Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a great picture ! =)
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Parady Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
wonderful work , we have those folks here too but a long time ago ... :)
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