June 12th, 2011, 5:00 am

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raluca-z, June 12th, 2011, 5:02 am     Reply

St. Ilie's job

St. Ilie or Elijah, for the English speaking people, is known in the Romanian folklore to strike down devils with lightning wherever he sees them. Devils however, don't neccesarily have to die of this. They can be maimed or crippled or barely scratched.

In this case the protagonists hope for the best

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raluca-z, June 13th, 2011, 12:55 am     Reply

@ irys_rocker_thornz.
Romanian devils (and I suspect most Eastern European ones) are a bit special. In the way they appear and in the way they act.

For a first they are tricksters, shrewed and are depicted humanly in fairytales (they eat, sleep, have families, a household). For a second they live/hide in very specific places: waters (lakes, ponds, rivers but not seas), under roof eaves, under trees, in cellars. Usually they like shade and darkness and to hang around at crossroads.

For each of these habits of theirs there's somesort of logical explanation. Around waters usually there's vegetation thus shade. Crossroads are favoured because the land is not blessed. Also people used to burry criminals and suicidals at crossroads.

So if you had the stereotipical, Satan, king of Hell who likes fire(opposite of water), hot enviroments, our devils are more tame and a tad more stupid I'd say.

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irys_rocker_thornz, June 13th, 2011, 12:12 am     Reply

Devils like water, it's the first time I heard that.

Is that another folklore?

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