Devil Boruta

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Boruta in the cellars of the King's Łęczyca Castle
Boruta by Marek Hapon

Devil Boruta (Polish: Diabeł Boruta) is a fictional character from Polish mythology, folklore and literature, associated with the Polish town of Łęczyca.[1]

The character is the transformation of the Slavic demon Boruta in post-Christianization times.


He was usually considered to be a nobleman, and accordingly, he was usually busy with corrupting nobles, leaving other social classes to other devils. Tales that do mention his coat of arms overwhelmingly say it's Nowina—albeit, with Polish coat of arms being often shared among a number of unrelated families, this did not lay any shame upon its other users.


  1. ^ Barbara Podgórska Adam Podgórski, Wielka Księga Demonów Polskich - leksykon i antologia demonologii ludowej Katowice, 2005, ISBN 83-89375-40-0, pp. 62-63.