Q: household genii

Jason Eisner (jeisner@unagi.cis.upenn.edu)
15 Oct 1996 12:46:13 -0400

Hi all -

Can anyone point me to a folkloric tradition involving household
spirits or genii? I'm most interested in minor spirits that don't
merely protect the household, but actively invest themselves in
domestic objects, such as brooms, or hover about and help with
domestic tasks, such as washing, sweeping, or milling.

Many thanks! I'm looking for just the right epigraph for a poem, and
would be grateful for any leads. -best, jason