Baba Yaga

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Baba Yaga

cannibalistic crone; stone-breasted companion of devil. [Russ. Folklore: Leach, 100]
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Like all good folk tales these are desperately politically incorrect, with kings happily handing over their daughters to deserving heroes, but there are unexpected twists; the fearsome witch Baba Jaga is the one who restores the frog-princess to her patient lover.