This marionette of Waterman (Vodnik) was created by carver Jiri Soucek from Mlada Vozice. The marionette was created by design of Josef Lada (well known painter and illustrator) in 1925. Please make a note that the Waterman can open his mouth. This type of open-able mouth is often called a clapper.

This marionette of Waterman was created by carver Jiri Soucek from Mlada Vozice…

Vodník Sluníčko

Vodník Sluníčko

Vodník Male water spirit in Slavic mythology has various appearances in Czech fairy tales. He has a human in constitution and habits. Tales have both evil and good vodníci who do try to drown people when they swim in their territory Vodníci would store their souls in porcelain lid-covered cups. When lid is removed, the soul within (in a form of a bubble) get liberated. Vodníci spend their time playing cards, smoking pipes or just sitting at the water surface and loitering.( Peklo, CZ)

Male water spirit (in Czech "Vodník") as one of a famous characters of Czech fairy-tales is waiting in the middle of small pond for its "victims".

This isn't even the scariest of these. The seller's horrifying description: "When a man or boy falls into a lake or pond and drowns, their spirit becomes a VODNIK. He's green, bloated, scary and very unfriendly. Unable to come to terms with his drowning, VODNIK takes it out on the rest of humanity. Don't go swimming in his pond — he'll grab your legs and pull you under to keep him company for the rest of eternity."

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