Definitions

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  • n. In Slavic mythology, a female water spirit that leads handsome men to their deaths underwater.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Russian folk-lore, a water-nymph.

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Examples

  • To locate the reader in the story you cannot just start talking about rusalka and allow the reader to figure out slowly whether the real world changed only subtly to have a rusalka in it or a magical world changed only subtly to have medical students in it.

    Fairyland Chapter Eight!

  • This is a rusalka story, not a fairy tale retelling per se but something that, in the end, came out very personal and intimate and different than most of what I have written, short story-wise.

    Things to Be Proud Of

  • It's a rusalka Russian mermaid-siren things story, set in post-war St. Petersburg.

    On y Va

  • Some were bleak, like the hunting down of a rusalka that murderously haunted Lake Ilmen.

    Operation Luna

  • Certain of their people flitted through, El-ena, shrewish Marina, plump and placid Yuliana, Bishop Simeon grave behind his huge bush of beard-dead, today or years since, ghosts, she herself perhaps dead too but denied quietness, a rusalka creeping back to its river.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • Certain of their people flitted through, El-ena, shrewish Marina, plump and placid Yuliana, Bishop Simeon grave behind his huge bush of beard'dead, today THE BOAT OF A MILLION YEARS or years since, ghosts, she herself perhaps dead too but denied quietness, a rusalka creeping back to its river.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • After that, for a time during which time was not, she drifted like a rusalka beneath the water.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • Roamers, a rusalka spirit of the dead and a plague of illness are all caught up in vengeful

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • Eveshka, the former rusalka, is now married to Pyetr and living with him and his friend Sasha, the half-taught wizard, and she is in the grip of some dark magic.

    Take Joy!

  • Since it descends from the Slavic tradition, there’s a real kick to the story—no happy ending a la Disney and the consequences for Rusalka a rusalka in Czech is a wave in a lake or river that flashes and glitters in the moonlight once she fails to connect successfully with the human world are not pleasant.

    Archive 2009-03-01

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