- Mythical Number: #3465
- Culture: Eastern European
- Attribute: Undead
- Attribute: Forest Dweller
- Attribute: Rural
- Behaviour: Haunting
- Common Type: Fairies and Nymphs
These are Slavic fairies who inhabit various aspects of nature such as trees, lakes, fields and rivers. They are virgins of children and come up from their graves to engage in a dance. Anyone who joins in with their dancing ritual will be magically enticed to dance with them until they die. Sometimes they are known to be fairy godmothers and predict the fate of children like the Moirae. They are called Wili and Samovily in other languages.
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Did you find Vila interesting? If you are skilled in art, then why not draw a frightening and terrifying image of the Haunting Vila 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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