: 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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She came to a house that stood on chicken legs and was walled by a fence made of human bones. 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. Baba Yaga said that Vasilisa must perform tasks to earn the fire, or be killed. Vasilisa appears in the comic book Hrmosa A Baba Yaga Story.

Baba Yaga left, and Vasilisa despaired, as she worked herself into exhaustion. In common with many folklorists of his day, Alexander Afanasyev regarded many tales as primitive ways of viewing nature. Edith Hodgetts included an English translation of this story in her collection Tales and Legends from the Land of the Tzar.

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Vasilisa the Beautiful

Women Who Run with the Wolves. But when Vasilisa thought of asking about the disembodied hands, the doll quivered in her pocket. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Vasilisa the Beautiful Bilibin. She was also required to separate grains of rotten corn from sound corn, and separate poppy seeds from grains of soil.

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. Retrieved from ” https: A Tale of Vasilisa and Baba Yaga. By hremosa first wife, a merchant had a single daughter, who was known as Vasilisa the Beautiful.

The coals brought in the skull-lantern burned Vasilisa’s stepmother and stepsisters to baslisa, and Vasilisa buried the skull according to its instructions, so no person would ever be harmed by it. From Basillsa, the free encyclopedia. Wikisource has original text related to this article: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. Aleksandr Rou made a film entitled Vasilisa the Beautiful inhowever, it was based on a different tale — The Frog Tsarevna.


Vasilisa was too frightened to run away, and so Baba Yaga found her when she arrived in her mortar. 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.

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. One day the merchant had to embark on a journey. 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 bzsilisa her house, and sent her home with a skull-lantern full of burning coals, to provide light for her step-family.

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. For the animated film, see Vasilisa the Beautiful film. The white, red, and black riders appear in other tales of Baba Yaga and are often interpreted to give her a mythological significance. His wife sold the house and moved them all to a gloomy hut by the forest.

The book Vasilisa the Terrible: Russian folklore characters Russian fairy tales Female characters in fairy tales Baba Yaga. She was to clean the house and yard, wash Baba Yaga’s laundry, and cook her a meal.


As soon as her mother died, Vasilisa gave it a little to drink and a little to eat, and it comforted her. For the feature film, see Vasilisa the Beautiful film. 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 return, Baba Yaga enquired as to the cause of Vasilisa’s success.


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

At dawn, the white rider passed; at or before noon, the red. Views Read Edit View history. 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. Tor Teen, New York. In such an interpretation, he regarded this fairy tale as depicting the conflict between the sunlight Vasilisa al, the storm her stepmotherand dark clouds her stepsisters.

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When young men came wooing, the stepmother rejected them all because it was not proper for the younger to marry before the older, and none of the suitors wished to marry Vasilisa’s 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. 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.

Vasilisa realized she should not ask, and told Baba Yaga she had no further questions. Her older daughter then put out the candle, whereupon they sent Vasilisa to fetch light from Baba Yaga ‘s hut.

The doll advised her to go, and she went. The book also includes other characters of slavic folklore, such as a Yermosa making an appearance.