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Baba Yaga
Baba Yaga

Real Name

Baba Yaga/Baba Jaga/Jaga Baba/Baba Roga/Baba Cloanţa

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Slavic Folklore

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Baba-Yaga was an old hag and witch in Slavic folklore who would fly around on a giant mortar/silver birch broomstick. She was famous for kidnapping and (most likely) eating small children. The hag lived in a walking house on chicken legs. Some people have been known to seek her out for wisdom. However, while from time to time she has been known to offer guidance to lost souls (as in the tale of Vasilisa the Beautiful), it was not common.


Some stories say she is an enemy of Ded Moroz (the Russian Santa Claus).

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