- Mythical Number: #2334
- Culture: Eastern European
- Attribute: Forest Dweller
- Attribute: Humanoid
- Attribute: Domestic
- Behaviour: Friendly and Dangerous
A frost Demon from the tales of Russia. There was once a girl called Marfusha who was loved by her father but hated by her stepmother. One day her stepmother left her in the forest to marry the frost Demon Morozko knowing that the cold hearted Demon would kill her. There she was left and it grew colder and colder. Eventually she saw a man approach who was Morozko. The Demon asked her if she was cold. She replied that she was warm enough. He asked twice more and she replied twice again that she was warm enough. Morozko could see that in fact she was freezing to death and took pity on her. He gave Marfusha some clothes and took her in to his house. When the stepmother returned she found that Marfusha was happily married and alive and well. Seeing that Marfusha was finely dressed in expensive clothing, the stepmother then requested that her two daughters should be left in the woods as well. The two daughters where left in the cold and Morozko came to see them. He asked if they were cold and when the two girls complained of the freezing temperatures, Morozko froze them to death. When the stepmother found the bodies of her two daughters she blamed her husband. Her husband bitterly retorted that it was her fault. From that day on the stepmother was kind and caring to Marfusha.
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Did you find Morozko interesting? If you are skilled in art, then why not draw a interesting and exciting picture of the Friendly and Dangerous Morozko 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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