The ancestors of modern Russians were the ancient Slavs, whose beliefs were dedicated to nature and its forces. Ancient Russians believed that nature and its surroundings are full of supernatural beings.
They believed that these creatures would bring them good luck; curse fate; protect their home or help them cope with life’s difficulties.
These beliefs created these folk tales and legends in Russian mythology, i.e. in Russian folklore. There are many Russian creatures and Russian monsters. Which even today are the focus of many Slavic folklorists.
But, is the existence of fabulous creatures reflected only in myths? Perhaps sometimes fairy tales come true?
A strange creature that looks like a gnome was captured on camera in the forest. It was captured on camera in a Russian forest on September 8, 2019.
A strange creature, about forty centimeters tall, was hiding in the roots of a tree.
The person who encountered the mysterious being at first thought that some kind of animal was hiding in the roots. But when the “animal” looked out from the side, it became clear that it was not an animal at all.
The man stepped aside and watched from afar what the creature would do. Then he decided to approach again, as he could not believe his eyes and could not understand with what or with whom he was dealing.
Gnomes consist of a number of different types. The most common is the Forest Gnome who rarely comes into contact with man.
Some folklore scholars have suggested that it could be a gnome. Gnomes tend to live in hilly meadows and rocky woodlands.
In Huygens’s book, it says they live in three trees, the house itself, with a hidden entrance from another tree, and then a third is the supply room, with grains, beans, potatoes and everything else the gnomes may need during the winter.