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Nocnitsa
also called "Night Hag"

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  1. in Polish mythology, is a nightmare spirit that also goes by the name Krisky or Plaksy

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 22, 2009
  2. also present in Russian, Serbian and Slovakian folklore

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  3. known to torment children at night, and mothers in some regions will place a knife in their children's cradles or draw a circle around the cradles with a knife for protection

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 22, 2009
  4. This is possibly based on the belief that supernatural beings cannot touch iron

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 22, 2009
  5. known in Bulgaria as Gorska Makua

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 22, 2009
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