Thursday, December 10, 2015

Baba Yaga the Beautiful.

As the West is so furiously debating whether it is morally acceptable to have Putin as an ally in the fight against terrorism, one lovely blogger declares her love for the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales.

The wicked (but sometimes good, as in this tale, in Russian) witch Baba Yaga is one of the main recurring characters in traditional Russian lore. Another is Vassilissa the Beautiful, who sometimes also appears as Vassilissa the Wise.

This Australian vlogger is talking about her fascination with Baba Yaga, but if you wished to imagine what Vassilissa the Beautiful could look like, that's her, The Raven of Poe.

Read an earlier post about Baba Yaga (The Guardian about a new book of fairy tales) here.

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