Leshy Picture

This is my entry for `Vlei's "Modern Myths" contest: [link]
I was given Leshy . He is well-known in my country and when I was a child, I heard many tales about him.

Wiki: The Leshy is a male woodland spirit in Slavic mythology who protects wild animals and forests. A leshy usually appears as a tall man, but he is able to change his size from that of a blade of grass to a very tall tree. He has hair and a beard made from living grass and vines, and is sometimes depicted with a tail, hooves, and horns. He has pale white skin that contrasts with his bright green eyes. A leshy has a close bond with the gray wolf, and is often seen in the company of bears as well. He is the Forest Lord and carries a club to express that he is the master of the wood.
If a person befriends a leshy, the latter will teach them the secrets of magic. Farmers and shepherds would make pacts with the leshy to protect their crops and sheep. The leshy has many tricks, including leading peasants astray, making them sick, or tickling them to death. They are also known to hide the axes of woodcutters. If a leshy crosses the path of a person in the woods, the person will get lost immediately. To find the way out, you have to turn your clothes inside out and wear shoes on opposite feet.

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Modern Leshy: Now Leshy is a wild animals control officer. Using his abilities to understand animals, he can find sick or lost animals in forests. He is driving a motorcycle, because it’s the easiest way to move in fields and forests. He still likes wolves) And his favourite food is mushrooms!
Another reason why I made him a biker was a photo with these great guys: [link] (:

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