- Mythical Number: #3437
- Culture: Eastern European
- Attribute: Aquatic
- Attribute: Humanoid
- Behaviour: Not known
Va-Kul is a water spirit. Originally in Zyrian mythology, during the Middle Ages Va-Kul was a goddess of the water who was often friendly but if displeased could cause a great catastrophe. Later in the myths of the Permian and Ob-Ugrian people this goddess was known as Va-Kul (literally meaning "Water-Demon"). Like most old deities connected with water, they became demonized and were seen as evil aquatics spirits.
Va-Kul in its demonic form, has the appearance of a man or woman with unkempt hair. It is active during the night and one treading near water should be especially vigilant at midnight as not to incur the wrath of Va-Kul.
Most water spirits of Permian and Ob-Ugrian belief were connected with the dead and the underworld.
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