Sunday, 5 February 2012
Magic and lilies
From: Russian fairy tales, part II
"Firebirds and firebrands, forests and fools, water and witches, puissant princesses and pulchritudinous princes: all of these and more are elements within the environment of Russian fairy tales. Many of these factors are similar to those found in fairy tales the world over, as are the history and structure of tales in Russia . However, the fairy tales of Russia also possess a number of characters who, though they have counterparts in other cultures, are unique to the Slavic tradition - including Baba Yaga, Koshchei the Deathless, and various spirits such as rusalkas, vodoniye, leshiye, and domovieye, to name only a few......"