: Basilisa La Hermosa: Cuentos Rusos () by José Vento Molina; Vladimir Mináev and a great selection of similar New, Used and. Vasilisa (Russian: Василиса Прекрасная) is a Russian fairy tale collected by Alexander Afanasyev in Narodnye russkie skazki. BASILISA LA HERMOSA (CUENTOS RUSOS). 28 likes. Book.

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A black rider, like the white and red riders, rode past her, and night fell, whereupon the eye sockets of the skulls began to glow. As soon as her mother died, Vasilisa gave it a little to drink and a little to eat, and it comforted her.

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She came to a house that stood on chicken legs and was walled by a fence made of human bones. But when Vasilisa thought of asking about the disembodied hands, the doll quivered in her pocket. As the black rider rode past, Baba Yaga returned and could complain of nothing. Baba Yaga left, and Vasilisa despaired, as she worked herself into exhaustion. Women Who Run with the Wolves. Views Read Edit View history.

The book also includes other characters of slavic folklore, such as a Domovoi making an appearance. When the girl was eight years old, her mother died. Vasilisa realized she should not ask, and told Baba Yaga she had no further questions.

Wikisource has original text related to this article: This page was last edited on 29 November hermmosa, at For the animated film, see Vasilisa the Beautiful film. On hearing the answer “by my mother’s blessing”, Baba Yaga, who wanted nobody with any kind of blessing in her presence, threw Vasilisa out of her house, and sent her home with a skull-lantern full of burning coals, to provide light for her step-family.


A Tale of Vasilisa and Baba Yaga. She was to clean the house and yard, wash Baba Yaga’s laundry, and cook her a meal. After a time, her father remarried; the new wife was a woman with two daughters.

Vasilisa the Beautiful

There is also a Soviet cartoon hhermosa Vasilisa the Beautifulbut it is also based on the Frog Tsarevna tale. The book Vasilisa the Terrible: Aleksandr Rou made a film entitled Vasilisa the Beautiful inhowever, it was based on a different tale — The Frog Tsarevna.

She bade three pairs of disembodied hands seize the corn to squeeze the oil from it, then asked Vasilisa if she had any questions.

One day the merchant had to embark on a journey. The white, red, and herkosa riders appear in other tales of Baba Yaga and are often interpreted to give her a mythological significance. She was also required to separate grains of rotten corn from sound corn, and separate poppy seeds from grains of soil. This lack of a wedding is unusual in a tale with a grown heroine, although some, such as Jack and the Beanstalkdo feature oa.

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Laura Frankos ‘ short story “Slue-Foot Sue and the Witch in the Woods” is a satirical pastiche of the story of Vasilisa, subverting convention by supplanting Vasilisa with the Texan fakelore heroine Slue-Foot Sue. Tor Teen, New York. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. In such an interpretation, he regarded this fairy tale as depicting the conflict between the sunlight Vasilisathe storm ka stepmotherand dark clouds her stepsisters.


Vasilisa asked about the riders’s identities and was told that the white one was Daythe red one the Sunand the black one Al. Webarchive template wayback links Articles containing Russian-language text Commons category link is on Wikidata.

In common with many folklorists of his day, Alexander Afanasyev regarded many tales as primitive ways of viewing nature. Vasilisa was too frightened to run away, and so Baba Yaga found her when she arrived in her mortar.

A Baba Yaga Story flips the script by painting Vasilisa as a villain and Baba Yaga as an elderly woman who is framed by the young girl. Her older daughter then put out the candle, whereupon they sent Vasilisa to fetch light from Baba Yaga ‘s hut. Baba Yaga said that Vasilisa must perform tasks to earn the fire, or be killed.


Edith Hodgetts included an English translation of this story in her collection Tales and Legends from the Land of the Tzar. Russian folklore characters Russian fairy tales Female characters in fairy tales Baba Yaga. In return, Baba Yaga enquired as to the cause of Vasilisa’s success. Vasilisa appears in the comic book Hellboy: One day she gave each of the girls a task and put out all the fires except a single candle.

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