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Russian Fairy Tale Heroes: Ivan Tsar’evich & Ivan Dur’ak

Dedicated to John W.Howell (Fiction Favorites), who inspired this issue. Esteemed Readers, I believe that it would be great to discuss some traits of humans participating in Russian fairy-tales too. It will make a world of good to comprehend both … Continue reading

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Russian Mythology: Kosch’ei the Deathless

Kosch’ei the Deathless is another handsome character of the Russian mythology, too dark & too creepy. I believe that he is the most complete reflection of Evil we have. Traditionally he is represented as an old ugly man, who loves … Continue reading

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Minor Water Spirits of the Russian Mythology

Keeping up with the Russian spirits, I’d like to focus on some water ones as I find them more peculiar than the rest. Modern sources represent water as danger, that’s why water spirits are comprehended as ones bringing evil & … Continue reading

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Fairy-Tale: Vixen & Wolf or Price of Advice

  Esteemed Readers, this short story has a very profound moralitè. Its main characters are Vixen and Wolf. The first represents smartness, resourcefulness & slyness, while the second means artlessness, a bit of stupidity & laziness. Vixen puts her friend into … Continue reading

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Fairy-tale: The Languages of the Birds

  Esteemed Readers, here is the first Russian folk-tale I would like to share with you. The name Vasili derives from the Greek Βασίλειος (king), in English is more common as Basil. It is very rare in our folk-tales…well at … Continue reading

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Russian Slavic Pagan Gods

The Russian Pagan Pantheon is very similar in its meaning to the Roman mythology as the Slavic society used to be pagan & shared the same views. However, the ancient Russians carved statues of their gods from wood. Often they … Continue reading

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