The Frog Princess

Todays fairy tale is of Russian origin. It's one of my favorites, full of more feminine symbolism, go figure. The Baba-Yaga mentioned is sort of the Russian (and possibly other culture's) grandmother of all things, the old woman who knows all, the subconscious or deep consciousness. She appears in many Russian tales, always lving in the little hut with hen's legs, and always traveling by way of a mortar, rowing herself along with a pestle and sweeping her tracks away with a broom. Baba-Yaga has always intrigued me, so I suppose that is one reason why I love this tale so much.

For more about the Baba Yaga, go here.

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