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Baba Yaga and the skulls of her enemies by secondlina Baba Yaga and the skulls of her enemies by secondlina
One of my favorite fairy tale figures is Baba Yaga, an old witch who lives in an enchanted forest, rides a mortar instead of a broom, lives in a house with chicken legs and usually has three magical sons. I have an obsession with witches in general, but something about this old Russian spell caster really captures my imagination.

I think one day i’d like to write about the adventures of her youth. How she became powerful and delightfully evil (although she is good in a couple of tales). So, here you go, young Baba Yaga (who would have a different name, since Baba means old woman. Maybe just Yaga?).
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KireenaNobara Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
I love this piece! I keep coming back to it--it's just so arresting.  Baba Yaga/Iaga has always been a favorite of mine, so it's lovely seeing contemporary work of her. ^_^
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secondlina Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Agreed! she's the coolest.
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SpiritZodiac Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Baba Yaga is so cool! She's like the ultimate fantasy anti-hero! I am genuinely frustrated that they haven't made a Disney movie about her yet! 
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secondlina Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Same.
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TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my I reaaaaally like this! Oo
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secondlina Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Baba yaga is the best.
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TwinMiaou Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Beautiful!
Your style on this draw reminds me the movie The Secret of Kells, an lovely celtic story, with gorgeous soundtrack and animation!
You have to watch it!

And I have to read tales about Baba Yaga^^
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TwinMiaou Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Yeah! You just got a fan #1 
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secondlina Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Oh, i'm a HUGE fan of Secret of Kells. :D
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Arianod Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had never heard about old Yaga having any sons. Who are they? Are they the three riders that Vasilisa comes across in the forest, the ones that bring night, dawn, and sun?
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