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By his first wife, a merchant had a single daughter, who was known as Vasilisa the Beautiful. His wife sold the house and moved them all to a gloomy hut by the forest. On hearing the answer “by my mother’s blessing”, Baba Yaga, who wanted nobody with any kind of blessing in her presence, threw Vasilisa out of her house, and sent her home with a skull-lantern full of burning coals, to provide light for her step-family.

Laura Frankos ‘ short story “Slue-Foot Sue and the Witch in the Woods” is a satirical pastiche of the story of Vasilisa, subverting convention by supplanting Hefmosa with the Texan fakelore heroine Slue-Foot Sue.

Vasilisa appears in the comic book Hellboy: There is baslisa a Soviet cartoon — Vasilisa the Beautifulbut it is also based on the Frog Tsarevna tale. Later, Vasilisa became an assistant to a maker of cloth in Russia’s capital city, where she became so skilled at her work that the Tsar himself noticed her skill; he later married Vasilisa.

This page was last edited on 29 Novemberat In such an interpretation, he regarded this fairy tale as depicting the conflict between the sunlight Vasilisathe storm her stepmotherand dark clouds her stepsisters.


Vasilisa realized she should not ask, and told Baba Yaga she had no further questions. She bade three pairs of disembodied hands seize the corn to squeeze the oil from it, then asked Vasilisa if she had any questions. Retrieved from ” https: Vasilisa basipisa about the riders’s identities and was told that the white one was Daythe red one the Sunand the black one Night.

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Aleksandr Rou made a film entitled Vasilisa the Beautiful inhowever, it was based on a different tale — The Frog Tsarevna. Baba Yaga left, and Vasilisa despaired, as she worked herself into exhaustion. For the animated film, see Vasilisa the Beautiful film.

Upon her return, Vasilisa found that, since sending her out on her task, her step-family had been unable to light any candles or fire in their home. The doll advised her to go, and she went. In return, Baba Yaga enquired as to the cause of Vasilisa’s success.

She came to a house that stood on chicken legs and was walled by a fence made of human bones. Vassa in the Night.

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The coals brought in the skull-lantern burned Vasilisa’s stepmother and stepsisters to ashes, and Vasilisa buried the skull according to its instructions, so no person would ever be harmed by it. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. She was also hermoza to separate grains of rotten corn from sound corn, jermosa separate poppy seeds from grains of soil.


A Baba Yaga Story flips the script by painting Vasilisa as a villain and Baba Yaga as an elderly woman who is framed by the young girl. When young men came wooing, the stepmother rejected them all because it was not proper for the younger to marry before the older, and none of the suitors wished to marry Vasilisa’s stepsisters.

The white, red, and black riders appear in other tales of Baba Yaga and are often interpreted to give her a mythological significance. On her deathbed, she gave Vasilisa a tiny wooden doll with instructions to give it a little to eat and a little to drink if she were in need, and then it would help her.

Russian folklore characters Russian fairy tales Female characters in fairy tales Baba Yaga. For the feature film, hermlsa Vasilisa the Beautiful film. In common with many folklorists of his day, Alexander Afanasyev regarded many tales as primitive ways of viewing nature.

Vasilisa the Beautiful

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As soon as her mother died, Vasilisa gave it a little to drink and a little to eat, and it comforted her. When all hope of completing the tasks seemed lost, the doll whispered that she would complete the tasks for Vasilisa, and that the girl should sleep.