Definition: Oleksa Dovbush

Oleksa Dovbush (1700-1745) The most prominent leader of the opryshky movement, headed a powerful organization  which acted in the Carpathian Mountains, Galicia, Bukovina.   He is a hero of numerous legends, among them legends about his meetings with the Besht. The Fearsome Inn (1967) by Isaac Bashevis-Singer retells legends about Dovbush's wife, a witch Dobushova.