Vilas, or samovilas, are beautiful female creatures similar to a fairy or nymph. These mystical creatures live in the hills and forests, often near cherry trees in particular and love to pass their time singing and dancing.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

In No Place Like Home, Eskel mentioned having saved a farmer from the hypnotic dance of a samovila. Despite being freed from her control, the man fell in love with the creature and tried to hire Eskel to trap her. After the witcher declined, the man tried to catch the samovila by himself with a fishing net.


  • The samovilas are taken mainly from Slavic folklore. They are akin to rusalkas and nixes.
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