A werewolf or werwolf, also known as a lycanthrope, is a mythological or folkloric human with the ability to shapeshift into a wolf or an anthropomorphic wolf-like creature, either purposely, by being bitten or scratched by another werewolf, or after being placed under a curse.
Baba-Yaga (in Russian pronounced Bába-Yəgá; also spelled Baba Jaga) is a witch-like character in Slavic folklore. She flies around on a giant mortar or broomstick, kidnaps (and presumably eats) small children, and lives in a hut which stands on chicken legs.
Bannik is the bathhouse spirit in Slavic mythology. Bathhouses resembled saunas that had an inner steaming room and an outer changing room. A place where women gave birth and practiced divinations, the bathhouse was strongly endowed with vital forces. The third firing (or fourth, depending on tradition) was the offering to the Bannik, and no Christian images were allowed as it might offend the occupants. Bannik had the ability to predict the future.
The Boginki are spirits in Polish mythology. Traditionally, covens of old women would perform sacrifices and rituals for the nymphs of the riverbanks. Boginki were said to steal babies from their human parents that were replaced with Odmience – the Changed Ones. These spirits are said to be the original deities of life and predate the sky gods. They also appear to be forerunners of the Rusalki.
In Polish mythology, Dola are the protective spirits which embody human fate. They can appear in the guises of a god, a cat, a man, a mouse, or a woman. They have their own preferences and provinces; and they would hound you if you made choices that were not planned by Fate. Dola means The Slavic spirit of mortal fate.
Mora are mostly malevolent folkloric beings associated with sleep that in some form or another can be found throughout Europe. In Polish folklore, mora are the souls of living people that leave the body during the night, and are seen as wisps of straw or hair or as moths. In certain Slavic languages, variations of the word mora actually mean moth (such as in Slovak language mora or another example is Czech word můra). In Croatian, "mora" refers to a "nightmare".
The Naw in Polish and Nav' in other Slavic languages are ghosts or the souls of persons that had met a tragic or premature death, particularly unchristened babies. The term descends from PIE *navus ("corpse"), being cognate to Gothic naus ("dead"), Old Prussian nowis ("corpse"), and Tocharian naut ("to perish").
The Red Pine (Pinus resinosa) is a pine native to northeastern North America. The Red Pine occurs from Newfoundland west to southeast Manitoba, and south to northern Illinois and Pennsylvania, with a small outlying population in the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia. In the Upper Midwest of the United States it is sometimes known by the confusing name Norway Pine even though it is not native to Norway.
The 2000–01 Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone season comprises three different basins. Their respective seasons are: 2000-01 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season west of 90°E, 2000-01 Australian region cyclone season between 90°E and 160°E, and 2000-01 South Pacific cyclone season east of 160°E.