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Baba Yaga - creature from slavic mythology.

She lives in the middle of a very deep forest, in a place which is often difficult to find.. in wooden hut on two chicken legs and surrounded by fence made of human bones and topped with human skulls with eyes.

In many slavic folk tales she is described as a wicked witch, a carrier of black magic and evil, and
seeking out her aid is usually portrayed as a dangerous act because if a visitor enters her hut, Baba Yaga asks them whether they came of their own free will, or whether they were sent.. if they answer wrong, she eats them.

But interpretation of her as an evil figure is wrong, because in slavic mythology there is never dualistic clash of good and evil, it is always the opposition of natural principles; earth/heaven (Veles/Perun), spring and birth/winter and death (Jarilo/Morana) etc... and in this case death/rebirth. Baba Yaga is the arch-crone, the goddess of wisdom and death, the bone mother. Wild and untamable, she is a nature spirit bringing wisdom and death of ego, and through death, rebirth.

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dlambeaut Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Original depiction of this creepy babushka. I love the pencil rendering.
Veliki posao!
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nikolabjovanovic Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Odlično nacrtano!
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nikolabjovanovic Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Odlično nacrtano!
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Bobann Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Odlican rad!
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Hokova Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Great portrayal.;)
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Ochichi Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Ayeee, Abuelita!!!
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GavieRu Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
This is great!! :D
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69badtouch69 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009   Traditional Artist
Wikipedia has a good refrance to the myth of Baba Yaga and her effect on different myths as well
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RavynLaRue Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I just adore this piece! May I please Use this for my Novel if I give full credit, and a copy of the book?
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Lolita-Katze23 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
:D wow!!! geat picture!!!! :D
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venusmantrap Featured By Owner May 14, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work, but then, you already know that.
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
Nicely detailed and shaded. I really like the anatomy and expression. Well stylized. Creepy as hell.
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tutanComeOn Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
nice myhth,
very nice drawing:)
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ashy-stock Featured By Owner May 14, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW you drew this?! this is awesome! great job:clap:
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FriXedAirwave Featured By Owner May 14, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:worship:
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