Gods Goddesses Legends Myths: Baba Yaga in most Slavic folk tales is portrayed as an antagonist; however, some characters in other mythological folk stories have been known to seek her out for her wisdom, and she has been known on rare occasions to offer guidance to lost souls. The #Crone is also an archetypal figure, a Wise Woman. Her proximity to death places her in contact with occult wisdom. She takes many forms.
- Baba Yaga - (by Thomas Kuebler) - The witch of Slavic folklore - In Russian tales, Baba Yaga, is portrayed as a hag who flies through the air in a mortar using the pestle as a rudder and sweeping away the tracks behind her with a broom made of silver birch. -
Baba yaga: In Russian folklore there are many stories of Baba Yaga, the fearsome witch with iron teeth. Whenever she appears on the scene, a wild wind begins to blow, the trees around creak and groan and leaves whirl through the air. Shrieking and wailing, a host of spirits often accompany her on her way ...
Baba Yaga -- a haggish or witchlike character in Slavic folklore. She flies around on a giant mortar, kidnaps (and presumably eats) small children, and lives in a hut that stands on chicken legs.