: 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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Wikisource has original text related to this article: The doll advised her to go, and she went. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Vasilisa the Beautiful Bilibin. Baasilisa was too frightened to run away, and so Baba Yaga found her when she arrived in her mortar. Tor Teen, New York. Views Read Edit View history.

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Edith Hodgetts included an English translation of this story in her collection Tales and Legends hemrosa the Land of the Tzar. 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. By his first wife, a merchant had a single daughter, who was known as Vasilisa the Beautiful.

For the feature 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.

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In common with many folklorists of his day, Alexander Afanasyev regarded many tales as primitive ways of viewing nature. Vasilisa appears in the comic book Hellboy: But when Vasilisa thought of asking about the disembodied hands, the doll quivered in her pocket.


The white, red, and black riders appear in other tales of Baba Yaga and are often interpreted to give her a mythological significance. Baba Yaga left, and Vasilisa despaired, as she worked herself into exhaustion. In some versions, the tale ends with the death of the stepmother and stepsisters, and Vasilisa lives peacefully with her father after their removal.

As the black rider rode past, Baba Yaga returned and could complain of nothing. The book also includes other characters of slavic folklore, such as a Domovoi making an appearance. The novel Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter is based on this folktale with a modern twist. In return, Baba Yaga enquired as to the cause of Vasilisa’s success. There is also a Soviet cartoon — Vasilisa the Beautifulbut it is also based on the Frog Tsarevna tale.

When all hope of completing the tasks seemed lost, the doll whispered that she would complete the tasks for Vasilisa, and that the girl should sleep. Her older daughter then put out the candle, whereupon they sent Vasilisa to fetch light from Baba Yaga ‘s hut.

After a time, her father remarried; the new wife was a woman with two daughters. Webarchive template wayback links Articles containing Russian-language text Commons category link is on Wikidata. This page was last edited on 29 Novemberat Upon her return, Vasilisa found that, since sending her out on her task, her step-family had been unable to light any candles or fire in their home. At dawn, the white rider passed; at or before noon, the red.

His wife sold the house and moved them all to a gloomy hut by the forest. Baba Yaga said that Vasilisa must perform tasks to earn the fire, or be killed. She was to clean the house and yard, wash Baba Yaga’s laundry, and cook her a meal. Aleksandr Rou made a film entitled Vasilisa the Beautiful inhowever, it was based on a different tale — The Frog Tsarevna.


Retrieved from ” https: Even lamps and candles that might be brought in from outside were useless for the purpose, as all were snuffed out the second they were carried over the threshold. She came to a house that stood on chicken legs and was walled by a fence made of human bones. She was also required to separate grains of rotten corn from sound corn, and separate poppy seeds from grains of soil. 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.

In such an interpretation, he regarded this fairy tale as depicting the conflict between the sunlight Vasilisathe storm her stepmotherand dark clouds her stepsisters.


One day the merchant had to embark on a journey. A Baba Yaga Story. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As soon as her mother died, Vasilisa gave it a little to drink and a little to eat, and it comforted her. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource.

The book Vasilisa the ,a Later, Vasilisa became an assistant to a maker of cloth in Russia’s capital city, where she became so skilled at her work that the Tsar himself noticed her skill; he later married Vasilisa. A Tale of Vasilisa and Baba Yaga.

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