- Eastern European (culture)
- Rural (attribute)
- Friendly and Dangerous (behaviour)
A spirit of the barn. It’s name derives from the words ‘ovin’ meaning barn. He takes the form of a big black cat with fiery eyes. It barks like a dog and protects the barn from danger. If the Ovinnik is neglected, it becomes very angry and will start to consume the livestock.
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