You thought the Wicked Witch of the West was evil, but have you met the Wicked Witch of Eastern Europe?
If you’re familiar at all with Baba Yaga, you’ll likely say she is a cannibalistic witch. This infamous Slavic fairy-tale character is also perhaps one of the most complex you’ll find. While most others are strictly good or bad, Baba Yaga can be both simultaneously.
Tales about Baba Yaga have terrified children throughout the ages. Not all are scary, though; some are enlightening or amusing.
But who was she really? Did she ever exist? And, more importantly, does she still exist today?
This in-depth study of Baba Yaga looks at not only academic studies, but it also digs deeper into her character and looks at popular and even controversial topics. You’ll discover a side of the witch as she is perceived by those who say they have had an encounter with her.
By the time you finish reading her story, you’ll either want to crawl back into bed with the covers over you, or you’ll seek out the witch of witches for her guidance.