Spreading the Word: Russian Folklore – Baba Yaga

This Friday I share with you a podcast/video episode on Baba Yaga. She is an important and versatile character in the Russian and broader Slavic folklore. The video offers an interesting deep-dive into the nature, origins, and various interpretations of Baba Yaga. When growing up, I remember reading folktales and later watching some cartoons where Baba Yaga featured prominently. A complex character, she always has a way to surprise you. Enjoy this cultural excursion! Link to the video: Baba Yaga – Mythillogical

Baba Yaga playing card from 18901

Keeping up the “Spreading the Word” tradition, every Friday, I hope to share with you an article I’ve read or a video I’ve seen and considered it to be inspiring or enlightening. I feel it is important to take good care not just of our physical but also of our mental well-being. Humans have always turned and returned to storytelling. My Fridays’ “Spreading the Word” articles are an online version of sharing worthwhile stories.   

keep exploring and storytelling!

1Image credit: By Михаил Осипович Микешин – https://romanovs-russia.blogspot.com/2016/12/blog-post_12.html, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=70360988

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