In Slavic mythology, Dola (pronounced doh-luh) are the protective spirits which embody human fate. They can appear in the guises of a god, a cat, a man, a mouse, or a woman. They have their own preferences and provinces; and they would hound you if you made choices that were not planned by Fate.
Dola means “The Slavic spirit of mortal fate”.
The name penetrated common language and is often used to describe long-lasting change of fortune caused by external factors (or absolutely stochastic). It’s comparable to good or bad luck, but unlike luck, dola applies to important aspects of life, such as career, health, marriage, having children etc.