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Into the woods, and the mysterious new year. This is a detail from a sketch for the Russian folktale, "Vasilisa the Beautiful." Vasilisa goes into the wood, to fetch a light from Baba Yaga. Baba Yaga is the famous witch who lives in a hut on chicken legs. Forest Rogers
Baba Yaga - James Schultz - In Slavic folklore, Baba Yaga is a supernatural being (or one of a trio of sisters of the same name) who appears as a deformed and/or ferocious-looking woman.
Pavel Bazhov “The Malachite Casket”, illustration by V. Nazaruk, 1989 (via etsy)