Ovinnik Cat Ritual Oil

CAD $22.00

The harvesting season was always a crucial period for the early Slavs before winter, but a demonic cat called the Ovinnik ( Овинник ) was a threat to grain storage during the cold months. The threshing house (or barn) was an important part of the harvesting time, but the Ovinnik was a threat to the precious grain stored within. Usually wooden barns were incredibly dry. This meant fires were a dangerous and possible, when flames did ruin the winter’s crucially important food supply, a demon, of course, was thought to be at fault.

This fire-setting creature appeared as a black cat with angry eyes, but it could also be a dark, deformed creature, as demons typically were shape-shifters in Slavic myth. The cat hung around the threshing house and granaries, constantly waiting to burn it if offended.

The Ovinnik’s malevolent mood made it essential to please. It had favourite foods such as roosters and blini (crepes). This sacrifice took away from the village’s food supply, but it saved the grain that would keep them alive until the thaw. Cats were often around barns Ironically, this story also aligns with our thoughts on cats.. wanting gifts, endless attention, and “sacrifices.”

Beyond burning down threshing houses and ruining grain, the Ovinnik had another power, similar to that of the Bannik. People could approach the Ovinnik on New Year’s Eve and ask it for their fortune in the next year. The Ovinnik would use divination and then touch the person. If the touch was warm, the omens were good, but if it was cold, they would be disappointed.

Ovinniks, like many other demons, lurked in the corners of people’s minds and represented how crucial the limited food supply was and how perilous surviving the tough Eastern European winters could be. Given how common fires like this could be in a dry place like a threshing house, it makes sense why a demon would be blamed. Demons were ill-omens, and to lose the grain ahead of winter was one of the worst omens of all.

8 ml dropper bottle

Can be used as a dressing oil on yourself or anoint candles, petition papers, spell papers, charms, fetishes or anything else you wish.

To attract things to you use anoint or dress upwards (bottom to top / toe to head). To expel or get rid of something in your life rub in a downwards motion (top to bottom / head to toe).

Description

The harvesting season was always a crucial period for the early Slavs before winter, but a demonic cat called the Ovinnik ( Овинник ) was a threat to grain storage during the cold months. The threshing house (or barn) was an important part of the harvesting time, but the Ovinnik was a threat to the precious grain stored within. Usually wooden barns were incredibly dry. This meant fires were a dangerous and possible, when flames did ruin the winter’s crucially important food supply, a demon, of course, was thought to be at fault.

This fire-setting creature appeared as a black cat with angry eyes, but it could also be a dark, deformed creature, as demons typically were shape-shifters in Slavic myth. The cat hung around the threshing house and granaries, constantly waiting to burn it if offended.

The Ovinnik’s malevolent mood made it essential to please. It had favourite foods such as roosters and blini (crepes). This sacrifice took away from the village’s food supply, but it saved the grain that would keep them alive until the thaw. Cats were often around barns Ironically, this story also aligns with our thoughts on cats.. wanting gifts, endless attention, and “sacrifices.”

Beyond burning down threshing houses and ruining grain, the Ovinnik had another power, similar to that of the Bannik. People could approach the Ovinnik on New Year’s Eve and ask it for their fortune in the next year. The Ovinnik would use divination and then touch the person. If the touch was warm, the omens were good, but if it was cold, they would be disappointed.

Ovinniks, like many other demons, lurked in the corners of people’s minds and represented how crucial the limited food supply was and how perilous surviving the tough Eastern European winters could be. Given how common fires like this could be in a dry place like a threshing house, it makes sense why a demon would be blamed. Demons were ill-omens, and to lose the grain ahead of winter was one of the worst omens of all.

8 ml dropper bottle

Can be used as a dressing oil on yourself or anoint candles, petition papers, spell papers, charms, fetishes or anything else you wish.

To attract things to you use anoint or dress upwards (bottom to top / toe to head). To expel or get rid of something in your life rub in a downwards motion (top to bottom / head to toe).

Additional information

Weight20 g
Dimensions4 × 1.5 × 1.5 cm

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