Magic of the Ages
Other Dacian branches
Vantoase (elemental spirits)
Female counterpart of the Vartej, sister of Vant. The Vantoase are evil winds, mastered by evil spirits. They appear mainly in fall. If a person gets caught in one of these winds, they get weak or may even get maimed, paralized. The tradition is no never call a Vantoasa by it's name, to always call it "beauty, beautiful" and it might not hit you.
Female spirits in Romanian mythology that, in the popular beliefs, cause dust storms and powerful winds. They live in forests, in the air, in deep lakes, and use a special wagon for travelling. They are also believed to be able to attack children, and the only protection against them is the mysterious "grass of the winds". In other legends, they are believed to be servants of God.