Thursday, October 7, 2010
Baba Yaga - The creepiest witch of them all!
Baba Yaga, a witch from Slavic/ Russian folklore, has to be the witchiest witch of them all! What sets her apart from the typical witch is her mode of transportation. Instead of hopping onto a broom with her black cat in tow, Baba uses a giant mortar to fly around. Oh, and her house evades witch hunters by escaping through the woods on its giant chicken feet.
I didn't think it was possible but I actually found BabaYaga and her spooky house on Etsy!
This witch evokes such great imagery!
How amazing is this Baba Yaga shadow puppet from Isabellas Art?
I know it might be a little odd, but I would love to have one of these little felt houses on a shelf in my house! Brought to life Melissa Sue.
And finally, a bizarre clip of Baba Yaga (played by a man?) flying on her mortar in this old Russian film.