: 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 appears in the comic book Hellboy: For the feature film, see Vasilisa the Beautiful film. She bade three heemosa of disembodied hands seize the corn to squeeze the oil from it, then asked Vasilisa if she had any questions.

Laura Frankos ‘ short hermsoa “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 common with many folklorists of his day, Alexander Afanasyev regarded many tales as primitive ways of viewing nature. Vasilisa realized she should not ask, and told Baba Yaga she had no further questions. Tor Teen, New York. 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. Vassa in the Night.


One day she gave each of the girls a task and put out all the fires except a single hfrmosa. Her older daughter then put out the candle, whereupon they sent Vasilisa to fetch light from Baba Yaga ‘s hut.

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.

The doll advised her to go, and she went. Views Read Edit View history. She was to clean the house and yard, wash Baba Yaga’s laundry, and cook her a meal. Edith Hodgetts included an English translation of this story in her collection Tales and Legends from the Land of the Tzar. Baba Yaga said that Vasilisa must perform tasks to earn the fire, or be killed. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


For the animated film, see Vasilisa the Beautiful film. Vasilisa asked about the riders’s identities and was told that the white one was Daythe red one the Sunand the black one Night.

His wife sold the house and moved them all to a gloomy hut by the forest. 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.

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. As soon as her mother died, Vasilisa gave it a little to drink and a little to eat, and it comforted her.

The book Vasilisa the Terrible: Baba Yaga left, and Vasilisa despaired, as she worked herself into exhaustion.

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Women Who Run with the Wolves. The book also includes other characters of slavic folklore, such as a Domovoi making an appearance. This lack of a wedding is unusual in a tale with a grown heroine, although some, such as Jack and the Beanstalkdo feature it.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. 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. 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 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. In some versions, the tale ends with the death of the stepmother and stepsisters, and Vasilisa lives peacefully with her father after their removal. Webarchive template wayback links Articles containing Russian-language text Commons category link is on Wikidata.


A Baba Yaga Story flips the script by painting Vasilisa as a villain and Baba Yaga herjosa an elderly woman who is framed by the young girl. Vasilisa was too frightened to run away, and so Baba Yaga found her when she arrived in her mortar. A Tale of Vasilisa and Baba Yaga. This page was last edited on 29 Novemberat After a time, her father remarried; the new wife was a woman with two daughters.

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

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. She was also required to separate grains of rotten corn from sound corn, and separate poppy seeds from grains of soil. 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 al Vasilisa’s stepsisters. 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.

Wikisource has original text related to this article: As the black rider rode past, Baba Yaga returned and could complain of nothing.

In return, Baba Basklisa enquired as to the cause of Vasilisa’s success. 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.

By his first wife, a merchant had a single daughter, who was known as Vasilisa the Beautiful. On hearing the answer “by my mother’s blessing”, Baba Yaga, who wanted nobody with any kind of blessing in her presence, threw Basipisa out of her house, and sent her home with a skull-lantern full of burning coals, to provide light for her step-family.