Kikimora (кики́мора) is a female house spirit in Slavic folklore. She looks just like a tiny hunch-backed Slavic woman wearing a dirty dress. Her flowing hair is the only thing that distinguishes her from an actual Slavic woman. (Slavic woman cover their hair and girls wear braids)
Kikimora usually lives behind the stove, or occasionally in the cellar. She’ll look after the chickens and help out with the housework, if the house she inhabits meets her standards. But if it’s a mess, she’ll tickle, whistle and whine to keep the children awake all night. Once she gets angry, the only way to appease her is to wash all the pots and pans in fern tea.
Kikimora enjoys spinning late at night. But if any household member is unlucky enough to see her, he or she will be the next to die.