by Aldis Pūtelis
"Leading to nowhere." Evil beings who are responsible for making people lose their way in forests. They lead travelers astray at crossroads, so that they souls lose their way as well. The Vadātājs often assume the shape of an animal, but also that of a human being. They belong to the same lower level of beings as pūkis and Ragana.
- Lurker, Manfred. (2004). Routledge Dictionary of Gods and Demons. London: Routledge.