Kikimora (Russian: кики́мора, IPA: [kʲɪˈkʲimərə]) is a legendary creature, a female house spirit in Slavic mythology, fin: Kikke Mörkö. When she inhabits a house, she lives behind the stove or in the cellar. The OED links "mora" with the "mare" of
Mother Mokosh, a major Slavic Goddess of the Earth, also called Mati-Syra-Zemlya, or "Moist Mother Earth." Mokosh spins flax and wool at night and shears sheep. (Fate) She is a Goddess of fecundity and midwifery.