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- Baba Yaga - (by Thomas Kuebler) - The witch of Slavic folklore - In Russian tales, Baba Yaga, is portrayed as a hag who flies through the air in a mortar using the pestle as a rudder and sweeping away the tracks behind her with a broom made of silver birch. -

the hut of baba yaga Suddenly the ground began to tremble. Rabbits scurried under bushes and birds flew to the sky to hide in the clouds. Marusia put her ear to the ground. She heard a fearful thumping sound. Marusia remembered what her mother had said: "Never enter the forest of the far side of the village, for that is the forest of Baba Yaga!" -----Ernest Small

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

Fanarts representing heroes and villains of the Russian folklore... they're fantastic! Also the characters look all very interesting: I must check them out! I want to learn at least their names...

Russian folklore heroes and villains

Fanarts representing heroes and villains of the Russian folklore... they're fantastic! Also the characters look all very interesting: I must check them out! I want to learn at least their names...

"Do not be frightened, Vasilisa, and do not be sad, for the morning is wiser than the evening." Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Beautiful

Baba Yaga - James Schultz - In Slavic folklore, Baba Yaga is a supernatural being (or one of a trio of sisters of the same name) who appears as a deformed and/or ferocious-looking woman.