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Baba Jaga

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Baba Jaga
Postać Baby Jagi, pierwotnie prawdopodobnie ważna w słowiańskiej mitologii, przetrwała jedynie w zdegradowanej formie jako element folkloru.Występuje tam jako stara, odrażająca wiedźma (obwisłe piersi, jedna kościana noga, ślepa lub niedowidząca), mieszkająca w chatce na kurzej stopce w głębi lasu. Babie Jadze często towarzyszyły czarny kot, kruk, sowa lub wąż. Porywała błąkających się po lesie ludzi (zwłaszcza dzieci), a następnie ich mordowała i zjadała. Przypisywano jej też zsyłanie chorób i innych dolegliwości. Na końcu opowieści zazwyczaj staczała walkę z bohaterem pozytywnym i ginęła. Sporadycznie występuje w folklorze motyw łaskawej Baby Jagi, pomagającej ludziom.Badacze próbują rekonstruować pierwotną funkcję Baby Jagi jako władczyni zwierząt leśnych i postać związaną ze światem zmarłych, być może zdegradowane bóstwo żeńskie lub demona.

In Slavic folklore, Baba Yaga is a supernatural being (or one of a trio of sisters of the same name) who appears as a deformed and/or ferocious-looking woman. Baba Yaga flies around in a mortar, wields a pestle, and dwells deep in the forest in a hut usually described as standing on chicken legs. Baba Yaga may help or hinder those that encounter or seek her out. She sometimes plays a maternal role, and also has associations with forest wildlife. According to Vladimir Propp's folktale morphology, Baba Yaga commonly appears as either a donor or villain, or may be altogether ambiguous.
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feldrandHobbyist Photographer
you have a nice style - please let me show you an old work form my mother - hänsel und gretel, painted 1945, when she was sixteen! as children we adored this picture, and i still do... :D
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EvelineaEratoHobbyist General Artist
Thank you :) And I adore your mother's illustration :)
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feldrandHobbyist Photographer
you are welcome... :D
yes, she was good, and much later, when she became a teacher, she drew her own illustrations for vocabulary work in her english lessons - i´m sure if i had had a teacher like her at school, i would have been a good pupil. haha... :D :D :D
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EvelineaEratoHobbyist General Artist
Hmm.. I think everyone would like to have a good teacher like her :D
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feldrandHobbyist Photographer
haha, thank you to say this... :hug:
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feldrandHobbyist Photographer
yeah, well done... :D
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your stile looks like it would fit along side of an original brothers grim storiesClap  I love it 
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EvelineaEratoHobbyist General Artist
Thanks! ^^ It's a nice idea! I'll think about drawing something like that :)
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That's beautiful!
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EvelineaEratoHobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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sice childhood she is one of my most favourite characters in Folklore. Great Job Clap 
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EvelineaEratoHobbyist General Artist
Thank you!  I also was fascinated with her :) 
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CziicziHobbyist Traditional Artist
Świetny rysunek i ten klimat :)
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EvelineaEratoHobbyist General Artist
Miło mi czytać takie komentarze! :) 
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Black-Sun-FrauHobbyist Traditional Artist
I've heard of her but don't know the actual stories. Good portrayal.
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EvelineaEratoHobbyist General Artist
I'm glad that you like it :) The most popular story with Baba Jaga is the story about Beautiful Wasylisa :)
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