Showing posts with label BABA YAGA-. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BABA YAGA-. Show all posts

Saturday, June 28, 2014

BABA YAGA-

Classic Baba Yaga
BABA YAGA-
Baba Yaga: (Grandmother Bony Shanks) This Russian hag faery is said to be a wild

woman of dark magic and was said to live in a magical home which would move from place to place. In these stories of the Slavic folklore and myth they were said to come from the people who lived in the forests of northern Russian and Finland many many years ago. Yet in many way the people of today still believe of 
the Baba Yaga even today. They had said to have stone statues named Yaga. And the Russian
soldiers who came to the area called the Golden Babas. It was said  that these statues had
their own little huts, built on tree stumps, full of gifts. These statues were of a local goddess that the
people would ask for advice in the old days of Russia. It seems that she also had the power to decide
what would happen to the people  too. a bit like Baba-Yaga.  The word Baba means a woman old
enough to marry . However in the Russian folklore of the Baba-Yaga it is often described as a frightening
wild, old witch with a terrible appetite for eating mostly children. It is said the story of the Baba Yaga
and the Vasilisa the Fair is one of the well-known tales and has things very in common with other folk tales
like that of Cinderella of the U.S folktale.
I found the Baba Yaga very interesting as for her origins. It is said in some of the folklore tales that
she stands for a person's fate. When ever someone enters her hut , they live or die depending on what
they say or do. Some also say that the Baba Yaga stand for an more darker side of wisdom  and others the
lighter side. From what I can see from the tale of the Baba Yaga she is really much more that just a evil witch with chicken feet that has an appetite for children... And I have seen many lighter side stories and children stories made hear in the U.S that my son loved as a young boy too..
In many ancient societies , the older women were seen as the keepers of wisdom and traditions for
the family or tribe. No longer able to have or care for children they became the mother to the rest of the
community. It was believed that these wise women understood the mysteries of birth and death. They were
the healers and looked after the dying. Sometimes they were even thought to have the power of life and death itself. The word witch once meant wise ... Well In my opinion it still does... as in the old days of the
witch hunts I think it was the 11th & 12th centuries those young and older women were wise beyond any ones years on the herbs of healing and are to his day...
It was the 12thcentury I believe that started the whole nasty thing of the bad witch with the magic power of which was thought be be used for only evil by small minded & closed minded people in those times which cause the fear and hate towards these wise women with their potions and wonderful advice.. As you know
the history hundreds if not thousands of women were put to death by fire just because of the picture of
the wise women became changed to the witch quote became the frighting evil casting wicked spells witch..
of course all of the women in the 11th and 12th century were beautiful women but were all depicted as the the frightening ugly old hag of the stories today ....
Now Baba Yaga is interesting to me because although she is described as a terrifying old witch, she is
still described as wise and very powerful in the tales and folklore of Russia and Finland ... and sometimes a
bit wild, cruel but sometimes kind.. Baba Yaga makes a link between the wise women of early myths and
the witch's of the folklore of sorts...
The Baba Yaga like most witches can fly but doesn't use a broomstick. She uses a giant mortar with her
knees almost touching her chin. She drives very fast over the forest and uses the pestle as a rudder held in
her right hand. Baba Yaga sweeps away her tacks with broom made out of silver Birch held in her left
hand. Whenever she appears, there is always a wild wind that begins to blow and the trees will groan as the
leave whirl through the air. You know that the Baba Yaga in in the forest.. Her home is a hut deep in the
birch forest, in a place that is very difficult to find, unless a magic thread or feather shows the way. The hut has a life of its own. It stands on large chicken legs and can move about. Its windows act as eyes and the lock is a full set of teeth. A post fence surround the hut. The posts are made of human bones and the topped
with skull whose blazing eyes sockets light up the forest. Very often the hut is guarded by hungry dogs...
The hut can spin around and moves through the forest. It can also make blood-curdling screeches.
Those who do find the Baba Yaga hut and find their why in, never leave as she washes them, feeds them
and sits them on a giant spatula before putting them in her oven....
Well I decided to do the post today I am on a roll you could say:o)
I also decided to put my post of the Baba Yaga on here too 
















Art from Finland





Art from Finland





for you all to have some good reading too.. Enjoy!
As I said I would do another post on the
Baba Yaga hag faery which will included images that will be
mostly from Russia being that, that's where
 the Baba Yaga had origins is from..
Although I know there are parts of Finland too found (2 images) 
All the rest are I believe russia ...
I have always had a special place for the Baba Yaga 
Probably as I had said earlier in the post, having fond memories 
with my son favorite animated movie of Bartok the Magnificent 
where a funny tiny bat Bartok has to get the kidnapped child prince -
even if it means confronting the Evil Witch Baba Yaga!
Yes I found the movie! It was mostly all about this funny little bat facing his
 fears dealing with the  'Witch Baba Yaga' 
depicted on  20th Century Fox home Entertaintment  movie 1999
the memories are still fresh as the day when Kai was only
between 5 to 7 years old 
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