Interestingly, the "dead water" motif found in Slavic folklore is more than just a substance deadly for living creatures. It transforms the living into the dead, true, but it also affects the dead, for example it heals wounds found on a dead body. In a way it provides sustenance - for the dead. Like the "living water" - for the living.
No heroes, no leviathan - only dead water.
Discord among people and within them.
"What!? I'm just bla-bla-ing"