Saturday, August 13, 2005

Baba Yaga

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Baba Yaga by Ivan Bilibin.

There are many stories of Baba Yaga in Russian folklore. A fearsome witch, she is hideous to look upon (apart from her iron teeth, which can be quite attractive from some angles).

In this picture, she is seen driving over the forest floor in her mortar, urging it along with her pestle. With her left hand she is wiping away her traces with a broomstick (made of silver birch).

5 Comments:

At 6:21 PM, Blogger Lois said...

I like the look of Baba Yaga she is my kind of witch.....not the skinny ones dressed in the latest fashions we see in magazines of the fashions of the day who only fit you if size 8....I feel these are the witches of today...
Lois (Muse of the Sea).

 
At 7:54 PM, Blogger Baba Yaga said...

Such a well nourished, naive human! You foolish woman! How did you get in here? Tell me about how you got here and give me that passport or I will have you for dinner.

 
At 5:10 AM, Blogger Imogen Crest said...

She is worthy of her fame in the story, as most children will no doubt agree! Shiver, shiver, tremble...

 
At 5:16 AM, Blogger Baba Yaga said...

Is that another human I smell? Where did this one come from? By Hecate, people are coming to the woods again. Foolish souls! I will have their passports and they will never reach the camp of the Amazon Queen unless they do my bidding.

 
At 6:23 AM, Blogger Imogen Crest said...

Shiver, shiver....

 

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