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A Russian Monster which is formed from the souls of children who died without being baptized. They have many forms, often appearing as a dog or a fox with elongated hind legs which they can walk about on but they may also appear as a small child. They may also appear as a bird (a common form for the souls of dead humans) or as a spindly monster with a giant head. No matter the form they all make a horrifying call, and come out at night being most commonly seen during the twelve days of Christmas which are traditionally a time for spirits in European mythology. The Drakavac can be somewhat equated to the bogyman as a monster which is used to scare children so that they won’t wonder into the dangerous wilderness or be naughty