He took his victims by tying their legs with his whip or chains, dragging them to the bottom. In some parts, it was believed he had a tail, so he could use it to catch victims. The souls of the drowned were under his rule and people sacrificed cattle to him so they could swim safely.. Who is this creature and why was he so important to the Slavs? Take a listen and find out.
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-Hrvatska Bajoslovlja, Vid Balog, 2011
-Mitologija Slavena, Franjo Ledić, 1969
-Encyclopedia of Russian and Slavic Myth and Legend, Mike Dixon-Kennedy, 1998
-The Vodyanoy story The Proud, Demanding Vodyanoy Rules Russia's Rivers and Lakes / Atlas Obscura