: 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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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Vasilisa asked about the riders’s identities and was told that the white one was Daythe red one the Sunand the black one Night. The novel Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter is based on this folktale with a modern twist. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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His wife sold the house and moved them all to a gloomy hut by the forest. Her older daughter then put out the candle, whereupon they sent Vasilisa to fetch light from Baba Yaga ‘s hut. The book Vasilisa the Terrible: 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.

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.


A Baba Yaga Story. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Vasilisa the Beautiful Bilibin. 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. In such an interpretation, he regarded this fairy tale hermoxa depicting the conflict between the sunlight Vasilisathe storm her stepmotherand dark clouds her stepsisters.


Vasilisa the Beautiful

Upon her return, Vasilisa found that, since sending basikisa out on her task, her step-family had basiliza unable to light any candles or fire in their home. As the black rider rode past, Baba Yaga returned and could complain of nothing.

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. Vasilisa realized she should not ask, and told Baba Yaga she had no further questions.

This lack of a wedding is unusual in a tale with a grown heroine, although some, such as Jack and the Beanstalkdo feature it. 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. Vasilisa was too frightened to run away, and so Baba Yaga found her when she arrived in her mortar.

For the animated film, see Vasilisa the Beautiful film. In some versions, the tale ends with the death of the stepmother and stepsisters, and Vasilisa lives peacefully with her father after their removal. Vasilisa appears in the comic book Hellboy: 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 of her house, and sent her home with a skull-lantern full of burning coals, to provide light for her step-family.

She bade three pairs of disembodied hands seize the corn to squeeze the oil from it, then asked Vasilisa if she had any questions.

Baba Yaga said that Vasilisa must perform basilisx to earn the fire, or be killed. There is also a Soviet cartoon — Vasilisa the Beautifulbut it is also based on the Frog Tsarevna tale.

She was also required to separate grains of rotten corn from sound corn, and separate poppy seeds from grains of soil. Views Read Edit View history. Baba Yaga left, and Vasilisa despaired, as she worked herself into exhaustion. 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.


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. One day the merchant had to embark on a journey. She was to clean the house and yard, wash Baba Yaga’s laundry, and cook her a meal. Vassa in the Night. The book also includes other characters of slavic folklore, such as a Domovoi making an appearance. hermoxa

One day she gave each of the girls a task and put out all the fires except a single candle. A Tale of Vasilisa and Baba Yaga. Edith Hodgetts included an English translation hefmosa this story in her collection Tales and Legends from the Land of the Tzar. For the feature film, see Vasilisa the Beautiful film.

Wikisource has original text related to this article: By his first wife, a merchant had a single daughter, who was known as Vasilisa the Beautiful. But when Vasilisa thought of asking about the disembodied hands, the doll quivered in her pocket. 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.

Later, Vasilisa became an assistant to a maker of cloth in Russia’s capital city, where she became so skilled at her work that the Tsar himself noticed her skill; he later married Vasilisa.