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Baba Yaga
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,...
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'Unfortunates' a satisfying, surreal musical folk tale
So do the performances, in this richly imagined, slightly surreal musical folk tale. Created by Jon Beavers, Kristoffer Diaz, Casey Lee Hurt, Ian Merrigan, and Ramiz Monsef, this high-octane mashup of music and modern-day myth premiered in 2013 at the ...
Five-year-old inspired mum to write Ibibio folktales
“Mommy, I want you to tell me Ibibio stories,” Abasiofon, who was just five years old, said to her mother as both prepared for bedtime. Ini Ubong was confused. She was used to entertaining her only child with familiar English folktales.
'The Witch': A New England folk tale gone wrong | Film Review
From writer-director Robert Eggers in his directorial debut comes The Witch, an original folktale that follows a Puritan family's descent into mania following a child's abduction, when they begin to turn on one another like a pack of wolves.
Two-Volume Collection of Childhood Bulgarian Folktales Are Released
Local businessman, Kalin Tchonev, launches his first publication venture with the release of two volumes of a newly translated series of Bulgarian Folktales, the Petals from the Rose Series.
A Tiger, a Worm, a Snail
The various peoples of Vietnam value faithfulness, virtue and intelligence, and this is reflected in the folktales of the land. Family loyalty and duty take precedence over individual concerns, ideally.

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