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Baba Yaga

Baba Yaga is the bone crone of Slavic folklore and her realm is the birch forests of old Russia. She is a deity of death and rebirth, regene.

Baba Yaga flies through the air in a mortar using a pestle to steer. Her cottage rests on live chicken legs and goes whirling and screeching through the air until Baba Yaga is summoned by someone very brave or very foolish.

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Ivan Bilibin, Baba Yaga, illustration from a fairy tale "Vasilisa the Beautiful".

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