Leshy


Slavia

Leshy Leshy

Deep in the forest, a tall man-like creature, with bluish-white skin, bright green eyes and green beard hides behind a tree. He watches a hapless hunter come to a halt. All ways seem the same, where should he go. The Leshy, for that is who he is, giggles. With a low whistle, he leaps into view and points. The hunter is too confused to notice Leshy has no shadow. Gratefully, the hunter follows the path, only to end up where he first started. Leshy gleefully returns home. He regales his wife, Leshachikha, and small Leshanki children with his latest escapade.

Leshy is the spirit of the forest in Slavic lands. At heart, he is neither good nor evil. Mischief runs deep in his blue blood. He loves confusing travelers. Abducting young women brings a smile to his face. However, he will stop cattle from venturing too far into the…

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Author: Cianaodh Óg - a.k.a. Troy Young

Cianaodh (Pronounced Key-Ah-Knee) is Old Irish and means Ancient Fire. Óg is also Old Irish and it means Young which is my surname in modern English. My given or legal name is James "Troy" Young but my chosen, Pagan name is Cianaodh Óg and most people who know me outside of my spiritual family know me by my middle name, Troy. I am the High Priest of Temple Of the Standing Stones in Arlington, Texas - Spirit Of the Sycamore Tradition and variety blogger at Our Pantheons Way.

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