Way back several years ago I posted first about the domovoi and about what he means to Slavic folklore. I’ve even posted a few times about my own nerves in regards to this particular spirit or entity. Because while not traditionally the most frightening of creatures from Slavic folklore and myth, there’s a lot to worry about with domovoi.
See, sure, he’s not Baba Jaga or Koschei. They’re your more traditional “boogeyman” types. Or witch types. Or dark personas. Those are the ones that you expect people to be frightened of. The ones that nasty stories get told about, really. I mean, Koschei’s legend talks about creepy stuff. So, the domovoi is not really your “scary” type, not traditionally speaking, not from a western perspective.
But, for me, the Domovoi is a bit more frightening than any others.