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?).
BABAJAGA HOLY FUCKING SHIT
Her name, Jaga, is probably related to the name “Jadwiga” (at least that’s what I heard from some people… could be slanted)
SHE IS SCARY AND EVIL BUT SHE WILL HELP YOU IF ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY
SHE’S ANCIENT AND DOESN’T CARE ABOUT YOUR AGEISM AND IS NOT TO BE MESSED WITH
She’s got skulls with glowing lights emerging from the eyes that fucking DISSOLVE people
In one legend she ages every time she answers a question / does a favor for a person, so as “payment” you have to give her blue roses which counter the aging
BASICALLY SHE RULES, AND THAT “LOST GIRL” EPISODE WITH HER IN IT WAS A FUCKING DISGRACE
This is a really, really cool concept.