'The crane pecked with his bill, knocked and knocked at the dish, but nothing got into his mouth, while the fox lapped and lapped the gruel until she had eaten it all' Illustration for The Fox and the Crane.
Grýla is a mythical giantess living in the mountains of Iceland. Most of the stories told about Gryla were to frighten children, and her name is mentioned in Snorri Sturluson's thirteenth century Edda.
'The sorceress was waiting for her, seized her, tied a stone around her neck, and cast her into the sea' - Illustration for "Sister Alionushka and Brother Ivanushka" (Myths & Legends of Russia, illus. Niroot Puttapipat)
'She became a terrible lioness, but when she was about to swallow the good youth, his magic steed came running and took hold of her with his mighty legs' - illustration for "Two Ivans, Soldiers' Sons" (Myths & Legends of Russia, illus. Niroot Puttapipat)