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Baba Yaga

Author: Obsidian

An aged crone, often described as a witch or an ogress, who dwells in the forest and appears in several Russian folktales. In some sources She is solitary, in others She is any of three sisters, each having the same name. She/They dwell in a marvelous hut, which is in constant motion, often described as "spinning" or "turning about"; it accomplishes this by means of large birds feet. Baba Yaga is usually refered to in perjorative terms; She is said to lure children to her, only to catch, cook, and eat them. She is also said to be a Guardian Spirit of the Fountain of the Water of Life. If she doesn't kill you, she can sometimes be induced to give advice and magical gifts to wanderers and heroes.

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The Baba Yaga
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None of the staging or sets served the drama - the most extreme was a Baba Yaga type hen house.
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It turns out that the woman is a witch (she is called Bella Yagga, an ironic play on the Baba Yaga hag of Slavic folklore) and the man (Mandrake) has demons at his beck and call.

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Baba Yaga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Baba Yaga, known by various other names, is a haggish or witchlike character in Slavic folklore.
Baba Yaga
About the fearsome witch, Baba Yaga of Russian folklore. She is hideous to look upon, and lives in a hut on the edge of the forest.
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Jul 24, 2006 Baba Yaga is a member of the Moon Clan on Lunar Isle who lives in a house that walks about upon chic.
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BABA YAGA (folk tale from Russia). A girl's evil stepmother orders her into the forest to the hut of the witch Baba Yaga. A story of kindness rewarded.
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