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Slavic mythology. Domovoi by Vasylina Slavic mythology. Domovoi by Vasylina
A domovoi or domovoy, is a house spirit in Slavic folklore.
Domovye are masculine, typically small, bearded, and sometimes covered in hair all over. According to some traditions, domovye take on the appearance of current or former owners of the house and have a grey beard, sometimes with tails or little horns. There are tales of neighbours seeing the master of the house out in the yard while in fact the real master is asleep in bed. It has also been said that domovye can take on the appearance of cats or dogs, but reports of this are fewer than of that mentioned before.
The actions performed by a domovoi vaguely resemble (but are not limited to) those of poltergeists and are not necessarily harmful.

Домовой – добрый дух, хранитель дома и всего, что в нем находится. Выглядит домовой как маленький старик (ростом 20—30 сантиметров) с большой бородой. Считается, что чем старше домовой, тем моложе он выглядит, так как рождаются они стариками, а умирают младенцами. Покровительствует домовым бог Велес, от которого духам досталось несколько способностей, например, возможность предсказывать будущее, но главное, конечно, это мудрость и умение лечить людей и животных.
Домовой обитает практически в каждом доме, выбирая для проживания укромные места.
Домовой всячески следит за своим домом и семьей, которая в нем живет, защищает их от злых духов и напастей. Если семья держит животных, то домовой будет присматривать и за ними, однако если зверь не понравится домовому, то он может забить его до смерти.

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ReverseUnicorn Featured By Owner May 16, 2018
Is that a domovoi in cat form or a main coon?
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pookiesaurus4 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know female domovoys are called domovikhas?
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Hahaha, awesome
But isn't he suppossed to be naked?
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Vasylina Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Brownies wear clothes they find.
A good Brownies repairs it, a bad one walks in a tattered one.
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poisen2014 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017
well done
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LJthechamelon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
Thank you for this amazing depiction of a wonderful slavic myth <3<3<3 Keep up the amazing work!
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Xela-The-Conqueror Featured By Owner May 13, 2016
A house without a domovoi is like a body without a soul.
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Vasily-Lucky Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016
Давно я хотел увидеть что-то подобное. Отличный арт!
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newboldworld Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015
Superb!   :-)
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AGMarry Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Я НЕ МОГУ ПЕРЕДАТЬ СЛОВАМИ, КАКОЕ ВОСХИЩЕНИЕ ВЫЗЫВАЮТ У МЕНЯ ВАШИ РАБОТЫ! ОНИ НЕВЕРОЯТНЫ! 
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thomaseulogy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
Can` t believe that you are the only artist that shows up when I search slavic mythology and you make such awesome work. Bravo! In Croatia domovoi are called domaći and theres a nice fairytale about them from one of the first croatian female writers. Anyways, awesome art! :D
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rongiveans Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Professional Photographer
Marvelous collaboration, conception and execution.  A wondrous image. 
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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Quite beautiful. Love 
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annewipf Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
Wow, fantastic work! :clap:
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Iphigene Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really great series! love the stuff, know some of the guys, too =)
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Vasylina Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
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LilaYan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it!
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1Katerina Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Student General Artist
Nice work! You are a talented artist :) (Smile) 
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InemanLukas Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist
Czechia Bay Bolete Good !
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Vasylina Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Tnx :) (Smile)
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poisen2014 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
Clap 
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Vasylina Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!! Heart
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poisen2014 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
my pleasure .  Merry Christmas Santa Clause Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer 
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Clap 
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Studiopranile Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
great artwork !
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mustai Featured By Owner Edited Nov 27, 2014
Красиво.
Только кажется, что это хозяин стоит в избе, а рядом с ним огромный кот, вместо маленького домового рядом с котом на табуретке. Оттого, что табуретку/стол не видно в интерьере избы.
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AgniyaKabitova Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
Домовой таким характерным вышел, атмосферный рисунок)
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MindTuber Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
nice work
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Thorni4 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Василина, я заметил что Ваши пояснения к изображению на английском языке сильно разняться с пояснениями на русском! Почему так!?;))
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Vasylina Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
И русский и иностранный текст взяты с мифологической энциклопедии  и википедии, в том числе и иностранной. На английском инфа более обобщенная, доступнее и однозначнее что ли.  Русский текст это скорее пояснение к работе. Достаточно зайти на любой форум по нашей мифологии, чтоб понять что у нас знатоков и экспертов 100500, и у всех свое мнение, о том, бог нам Чернобог или не бог:D (Big Grin)  Моей задачей не стоит всех переспорить, эти работы всего лишь мое видение тех или иных персонажей мифологии.
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Thorni4 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Я ни в коей мере, не хотел вступить в диспут на теологические и мифические темы. Я не анализировал из каких источников Вы взяли информацию, был уверен что это личное восприятие, потому и удивился разности описания...

Прошу простить меня, если я задел Ваши чувства, это не входило в мои планы!;)
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Vasylina Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Я ни  разу не обиделась:D (Big Grin)  
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Thorni4 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
:happybounce:  ну прям от души отлегло!Hug 
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peroline Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Very nice, i love the colors ! :clap:
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Imnoobbutwithheart Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
Cute and Very Good :) You're a real talented artist I wish I was the same XD
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Altair-E Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work my friend, my compliment! :clap:
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LaviniaChu Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cute!!! love this, how adorable! Heart 
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RENEWAL-ART Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! There are so many details in it! :)
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FurLined Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Awesome rendering of Fluff :)
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good portrayal. :thumbsup:
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Zigoshi Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Прекрасная работа как обычно Neko Emoji-42 (Kawaii Moe Smile) [V3] 
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ArtbyValerie Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014   Digital Artist
Your portraying of characters is stunning, and not only in this piece. Awesome work! But what is even more amazing, is that you didn't even go to art school. Wow :clap::clap: 
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FireballImages Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This Is Awesome! I love it!
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AledJonesDigitalArt Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful artwork, nicely done my friend :)
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Vasylina Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Love Thank you so much!!
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AledJonesDigitalArt Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a pleasure and your welcome my friend :hug:
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mrscats Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful :)
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Vasylina Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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skydancer-stock Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
Oh, MY, that is certainly fun. Suits me quite well too. :D
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