Baba-Yaga, peintre E.Bourmak In Slavic myths, Baba Yaga is the wild woman or dark lady of magic and in Russian folklore there are many stories about her. These stories may come from people who lived in the forests of northern Russia and Finland many years ago. They had stone statues named Yaga. Russian soldiers who came to the area called them Golden Babas. http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/origins117-baba-yaga-and-vasilisa-the-fair.html
Gods Goddesses Legends Myths: Baba Yaga in most Slavic folk tales is portrayed as an antagonist; however, some characters in other mythological folk stories have been known to seek her out for her wisdom, and she has been known on rare occasions to offer guidance to lost souls. The #Crone is also an archetypal figure, a Wise Woman. Her proximity to death places her in contact with occult wisdom. She takes many forms.