Vasilisa the Beautiful

In the Russian fairytale 'Vasilisa the Beautiful,' Vasilisa is sent by her cruel stepmother into the forest to obtain fire from the witch Baba Yaga. She found a house with chicken legs surrounded by a fence made of human bones. 

'Vasilisa at the Hut of Buba Yaga' - Ivan Bilibin.


Soon after Baba Yaga arrived, flying in her mortar and pestle. Baba Yaga set Vasilisa a series of seemingly impossible tasks which she was only able to complete with the help of a magic doll that her mother had left her when she died. 

'Vasilisa the Beautiful at the Hut of Baby Yaga' - Lily Seika Jones.


Baba Yaga was impressed and agreed to help her. Vasilisa then returned home with the fire and once there it burnt her stepmother and stepsisters to ashes.

'Baba Yaga' - Ivan Bilibin.

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