liquidnight:     Ilya Yefimovich Repin  Sadko in the Underwater Kingdom, oil on canvas, 1876  [via { feuilleton }]

Sadko in the Underwater Kingdom. Oil on canvas. The State Russian Museum, St. This is one my favorite Russian fairy tales.

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.

Gods Goddesses Legends Myths: Baba Yaga in most Slavic folk tales is portrayed…

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Bird painting: Il Barbagianni The Owl by Valentine Cameron Prinsep, oil on canvas,

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