Friday, March 12, 2010

Baba Yaga

Speaking of forests and they're inhabitants; here is the Slavic witch herself: Baba Yaga.
She rides through the dark congregation of trees on her bent broom, looking for lost children to carry away.

Her home is built strangely atop two chicken feet that keep the house mobile. Once a child is captured it is of course eaten as the witch's dinner.

This is another illustration by Ivan Bilibin.

No comments:

Post a Comment