A DOMOVOI (or Domowik) is a house spirit in Slavic folklore. In Slavic mythology every house is said to have its own house dwarf. The DOMOVOI is a guardian of the house and he sometimes helps with household chores or work in the garden. He also symbolizes prosperity.
He likes to live under the threshold, or under the stove. It is important to maintain a good relationship with the Domovoi, which is why you should sometimes present them with milk, biscuits or a slice of bread with salt. Place all of that on a white canvas, and leave out over night. If you're planning to move into a new residence, the Domovoi should come with you, as far as the tradition goes. Offer him a high boot which he can climb into and transport him into your new home.
We should warn you, that Domovoi may get angry and spiteful. He leaves small muddy footprints, and may be responsible for occasional cracks on the kitchenware or a bit of wall paint coming off. This is the sign that the Domovoi is annoyed, which happens when you argue at home or when you don't live in harmony with your surroundings. Appease him by changing your behaviour and by giving him an offering.
- Material sterling silver
- Size 1.5 x 4.4 cm (measured with the bale)
- Thickness 0,7 cm
- Weight 10 g (!)