Also known as Alicha, Arakho.
- Mythical Number: #0115
- Culture: Eastern European
- Attribute: Flying
- Attribute: Reptilian
- Behaviour: Deadly
- Common Type: Dragons
A Siberian Dragon with dark black wings able to cover the entire sky. He lives above the earth and occasionally attacks the sun and the moon. The patterns on the moon are said to be the marks left by the attacking Alklha. Whenever an eclipse occurred it was believed to be the Alklha attacking the sun and so people would throw stones in the air to discourage it. The gods eventually cut the creature in two and put on half in heaven and the other on the earth preventing the Alklha from consuming the sun or moon.
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Did you find Alklha interesting? If you are skilled in art, then why not draw a scary or actioned-packed drawing of the Deadly Alklha and send it to this website. Interested in more Russian legend? A great cartoon called Dobrynya Nikitich and Zemy Gorynych (2006) is a Russian children's animation with Dragons and other Russian mythical beings. But for those who love Vampires, lets not forget that Eastern Europe is their birth place. No film quite gives the Vampire spooks like Nosferatu (1922). However if you like it modern, Day Watch and Night Watch are interesting Vampire alternatives. Also the fantasy tabletop game Warhammer features an army called Vampire Counts which has been greatly inspired by Eastern European beliefs and culture.
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