I think much of the folklore comes from some place in our collective unconscious, and mythological creatures like this one are often manifestations of our primal fears. It's great to know that I've managed to make this folklore character feel familiar, thanks.
>>And hey, my name is Ivan too Oh. O-o-oh-and that's why me, the Polite-Correctness by itself, has polite-correctly changed the name onto some goddamn redneck's from South Carolina swamps, who humps his own possum. I didn't mean anything bad against rus folklore inhabitants. I hate America - hooray!!