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Magic in The Russian Folk Tales

Alike any other folklore, the Russian one if full of its own symbolism & magic. Based on the presented fairy-tales we might highlight its supernatural & too often invisible essence often dark, terrible, interconnected with death. The magic in the … Continue reading

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Female Characters in the Russian Fairy-Tales

Besides Ba’ba Yag’a, who is certainly the wisest, the most mysterious & the most impressive woman one can discover in the Russian fairy-tales, there are static female characters interested to be analysed. Unlike the folklore of ther nations, keeping great … Continue reading

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Fairy-Tale: Kosche’i Without Death (an ancient version)

Esteemed Readers, today I present you another almost thriller fairy-tale dedicated to Koschei the Immortal, our hero of the day. This sort of a tale is closer to those we comprehend as traditional ones, as it contains adventures, an abduction … 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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Russian Mythology: B’aba Yag’a The Bony Leg

    Baba Yaga is one of the most fascinating & complicated character in the Russian mythology. She is an active participant of most thriller-sort tales, where humans to fulfill their mission must collaborate with strong spirits. Although I can … 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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Christian Fairy-Tale: The Sun Made by God’s Will

Esteemed Readers, On the eve of the Orthodox Easter I would like to present you a Christian folk-tale telling about the resurrection. The late Russian folklore abounds in curious Bible tales. This story is about the Sun. What amazes me … Continue reading

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