V is for Vilkacis

Sorry for the delay in getting this up. I’m in a deadline crunch! Better late than never, right?

Name: Vilkacis (means “Wolf-eye.” Also known as Vilkatas and Vilkatis.)

Type: shapeshifter

Origin: Latvian mythology / Baltic mythology

Description: I’ll let Wikipedia sum up today’s creature:

“Vilkacis was a type of monster, similar to a werewolf, that was originally a person. In Latvian and Lithuanian mythology, the vilkacis was a good natured creature, who wanted to participate in the folk songs mentioned animal digging of Daugava river. But he failed in every task and upset Dievs. He is described as a clumsy creature, who can be easily fooled by a child or farmer. Occasionally, a vilkacis brought treasure or was otherwise beneficial.”

What “V” creatures do you know of?

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