Slavic Mythology – Bauk

Bauk is a mythical creature from Serbian Mythology. The name Bauk comes from onomatopoeia BAU! (a Serbian sound similar to BOO!), used to scare somebody. This story presents it as a creature that hides in dark and abandoned places.  Bauk is a stealthy stalker with glowing eyes, it will grab, carry, and devour it’s pray. It’s usually portrayed as a fierce predator but is easily scared by noise and bright light. This story was used to scare disobedient and restless kids.

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