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inkyami: “ Leshy (“Forest man”) — a woodland spirit, the master of forests in east-slavic (and most-commonly russian) mythology, protector of local flora and fauna.

inkyami: “ Leshy (“Forest man”) — a woodland spirit, the master of forests in east-slavic (and most-commonly russian) mythology, protector of local flora and fauna.

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In Russian folklore there are many stories of Baba Yaga, the fearsome witch with iron teeth.  Whenever she appears on the scene, a wild wind begins to blow, the trees around creak and groan and leaves whirl through the air. Shrieking and wailing, a host of spirits often accompany her on her way.

In Russian folklore there are many stories of Baba Yaga, the fearsome witch with iron teeth. Whenever she appears on the scene, a wild wind begins to blow, the trees around creak and groan and leaves whirl through the air. Shrieking and wailing, a host of spirits often accompany her on her way.

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'Svjatogor' by Petar Meseldžija. Svjatogor is a titanic hero-warrior in Russian mythology and folklore. A giant living in the Holy Mountains after which he is named, he and his mighty steed are so large that, when they ride forth, the crest of his helmet sweeps away the clouds. He is the eldest of Russia’s 'Bogatyri', and in many ways He is the saddest. His days of glory are long behind Him, and he is depicted in most epic poems as an old, tired warrior, doomed to fade away...

'Svjatogor' by Petar Meseldžija. Svjatogor is a titanic hero-warrior in Russian mythology and folklore. A giant living in the Holy Mountains after which he is named, he and his mighty steed are so large that, when they ride forth, the crest of his helmet sweeps away the clouds. He is the eldest of Russia’s 'Bogatyri', and in many ways He is the saddest. His days of glory are long behind Him, and he is depicted in most epic poems as an old, tired warrior, doomed to fade away...

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Gamayun, one of three prophetic birds of Russian folklore, alongside Alkonost and Sirin (painting by Viktor Vasnetsov, 1897).

Gamayun, one of three prophetic birds of Russian folklore, alongside Alkonost and Sirin (painting by Viktor Vasnetsov, 1897).

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ALKONOST, a legendary creature from Slavian mythology, with a bird body, female head and breast.
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Giant Svyatogor - Svyatogor is the giant-warrior in Russian mythology and folklore. His name is a derivation from the words "sacred mountain". He and his mighty steed are so large that, when they ride forth, the crest of his helmet sweeps away the clouds.

Giant Svyatogor - Svyatogor is the giant-warrior in Russian mythology and folklore. His name is a derivation from the words "sacred mountain". He and his mighty steed are so large that, when they ride forth, the crest of his helmet sweeps away the clouds.

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