Indrik-beast Picture

Idnrik-beast (rus. Индрик, derived from old rus. Inorog (Инорог) — "unicorn") — is a mythological "father of all beasts" from russian legendary. Mentioned in famous Golubinaya (Голубиная) Book (a collection of Eastern-Slavic folk spiritual poems and psalms of the late XV — early XVI century). It is believed that Indrik took form of an enormous creature with a bull's body, head of a horse and legs of a deer. The can have both one or two horns.
Indrik is a master of all groundwaters and underground troves, the protector and king of animals. According to many works of folklore, under certain circumstances Indrik can act as a magical helper of the hero, helping him to find treasure and get rid of the enemies.
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