Death in Russian myths is a bony old woman with big teeth, dressed in a white shroud. She has a scythe, a saw, a rake and a spade. Her house is in the underground world. There are a lot of candles in her home and each of them represents somebody’s life. When a candle is burned out, a man dies. When a child is born, Death lights a new candle. Sometimes Death turns into a beast or a bird. If one sees it at the head of a sick man, he will die, if at his foot – he will recover.