Relative to Russian and other Slavic Myths, The Ovinnik were a form of Fire Spirit, most often told of by Farmers and Field Workers. The Spirit was very annoying, in that they loved to start fires in fields and storehouses of grain (to deprive the fruits of one's hard work). It is said that to appease The Ovinnik, one had to offer a Rooster of Hen eggs, laid in a field under work. As a form of reward for this, The Ovinnik would allow himself to be touched by a Human just once a year. This was on New Years Eve. Touching the Spirit would reveal that if it's skin was warm, One would have a good year. Cold flesh, a VERY bad one!