From Slavic and Russian folklore comes Baba Yaga, whose distinctive characteristics spread her story worldwide: iron teeth, a house that walks on chicken legs, flying around using a giant mortar and pestle, and a taste for eating children, like many of the great fairy tale witches.
According to the thousands of stories about her, despite her terrifying taste in food she is as likely to help as she is to hurt, making Baba Yaga a powerful and complicated mythological figure.
Follow the link to a version of one of the best known Baba Yaga stories. It’s pretty kid friendly, with a hero who succeeds thanks to acts of kindness.
Baba Yaga Info by: Luke Greensmith
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