: 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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Her older daughter then put out the candle, whereupon they sent Vasilisa to fetch light from Baba Yaga ‘s hut. Russian folklore characters Russian fairy tales Female characters in fairy tales Baba Yaga. In baeilisa, Baba Yaga enquired ,a 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.

But when Vasilisa thought of asking about the disembodied hands, the doll quivered in her pocket.

Vasilisa the Beautiful

At dawn, the white rider passed; at or before noon, the red. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

This page was last edited on 29 Novemberat 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. The doll advised her to go, and she went. She came to a house that stood on chicken legs and was walled by a fence made of human bones.

She interprets Baba Yaga as the “wild feminine” principle that Vasilisa has been separated from, which, by obeying and learning how to nurture, she learns and grows from. The coals brought in the skull-lantern burned Vasilisa’s stepmother and stepsisters to ashes, and Vasilisa buried the skull according to its instructions, so no person would ever be harmed by it. A Baba Yaga Story. In some versions, the tale ends with the death of the stepmother and stepsisters, and Vasilisa lives peacefully with her father after their removal.


By his first wife, a merchant had a single daughter, who was known as Vasilisa the Beautiful.


Vasilisa realized she should not ask, and told Baba Yaga she had no further questions. Webarchive template wayback links Articles containing Russian-language text Commons category link is on Wikidata. The book also includes other characters of slavic folklore, such basilia a Domovoi making an appearance.

Wikisource has original text related to this article: 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. Edith Hodgetts included an English translation of this baslisa in her collection Tales and Legends from the Land of the Tzar. Laura Frankos ‘ short story “Slue-Foot Sue hermpsa 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.

A Tale of Vasilisa and Baba Yaga. 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. As soon as her mother died, Vasilisa gave it a little to drink and a little to eat, and it comforted her. One day she gave each of the girls a task and put out all the fires except lq single candle.

Upon her return, Vasilisa found that, since sending her basilias on her task, her step-family had been unable to light any candles or fire in their home. On her deathbed, she gave Vasilisa a tiny wooden doll with instructions to give it a little to eat and a little to drink if she were in need, and then it would help her.

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


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.

Retrieved from ” https: Women Who Run with the Wolves. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Vasilisa the Beautiful Bilibin. In common with many folklorists of his day, Alexander Afanasyev regarded many tales as primitive ways of viewing nature.

Aleksandr Rou made a film entitled Vasilisa the Beautiful inhowever, it was based on a different tale — The Frog Tsarevna. She was also required to separate grains of rotten corn from sound corn, and separate poppy seeds from grains of soil.

One hemrosa the merchant had to embark on a journey.

This lack of a wedding is unusual in hermossa tale with a grown heroine, although some, such as Jack and the Beanstalkdo feature it. Views Read Edit View history.

Vasilisa the Beautiful – Wikipedia

Baba Yaga left, and Vasilisa despaired, as she worked herself into exhaustion. Vasilisa appears in the comic book Hellboy: As the black rider rode past, Baba Yaga returned and could complain of nothing.

The book Vasilisa the Terrible: Vasilisa’s stepmother was very cruel to her, but with the help of the doll, she was able to perform all the tasks imposed on her. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource.

While she was walking, a mysterious man rode by her in the hours before dawn, dressed in white, riding a white horse whose equipment was all white; then a similar rider in red. When young men came wooing, the stepmother rejected them all because it was not proper basilisz the younger to marry before the older, and none of the suitors wished to marry Vasilisa’s stepsisters.

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