An illustration of Vasilisa the Beautiful, by Ivan Bilibin.

A Freaky Fairy Tale of Ancient Folklore: Vasilisa the Beautiful and Baba Yaga

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Seeing how beautiful the cloth was, the woman decided not to sell it, but to bring it to the palace as a present for the Tsarevich. The tale ends on a happy note, as the Tsarevich married Vasilisa. The old woman and Vasilisa then move to the palace. When Vasilisa’s father returned from abroad, he too was invited to stay in the palace with his daughter. As for the magical doll, it was always kept in Vasilisa’s pocket.

The fairy tale ends happily, with the elderly woman and Vasilisa moving into the palace.

The fairy tale ends happily, with the elderly woman and Vasilisa moving into the palace. ( Public Domain )

Top image: An illustration of Vasilisa the Beautiful, by Ivan Bilibin. Source: Wikimedia.

By Ḏḥwty

References

Fairytalez.com, 2018. Alexander Afanasyev. [Online]
Available at: https://fairytalez.com/author/alexander-afansyev/

Jim H, 2016. Baba Yaga: The Wise Witch of Slavic Folklore. [Online]
Available at: https://www.historicmysteries.com/baba-yaga/

New World Encyclopedia, 2014. Baba Yaga. [Online]
Available at: http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Baba_Yaga

www.oldrussia.net, 2018. Baba Yaga. [Online]
Available at: http://www.oldrussia.net/baba.html

Zheleznova, I. (trans.), 1966. Russian Fairy Tales. [Online]
Available at: http://www.arvindguptatoys.com/arvindgupta/65r.pdf

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