Olesya's creations snarled and hissed, moving with a vigor that made it seem they had taken on their mistress' passion and spirit. Any who saw their sturdy feline forms refracting light would likely become filled with equal parts awe and fear. The frozen familiars would last only until winter's end, yet, in that time, they would shimmer and glow as they stalked the icy ridges.
Olesya, may also be spelt Olessia or Alesya (Russian: Олеся, Алеся), is a Slavic feminine name of three possible origins. It can be a variant of Slavic name Lesana (Lesya) "forest maiden", derived from the root лес with the meaning "forest". Also can be a variant of Alexandra "defending men", from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, help" and ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος). Or else a diminutive form of Slavic Olga, a variant of English, German, and Scandinavian Helga of Old Norse origin; derived from heilagr meaning "holy, blessed; successful, prosperous".