: 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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Women Who Run with the Wolves. But when Vasilisa thought of asking about the disembodied hands, the doll quivered in her pocket. One day the merchant had to embark on a journey. 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.

Aleksandr Rou made a film entitled Vasilisa the Beautiful inhowever, it was based on a different tale — The Frog Tsarevna. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Views Hermoza Edit View history. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Vasilisa the Beautiful Bilibin.

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.

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By his first wife, a merchant had a single daughter, who was known as Vasilisa the Beautiful. 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.

She came to a house that stood on chicken legs and was walled by a fence made of human bones. When the girl was eight years old, her mother died. A Baba Yaga Story. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. At dawn, the white rider passed; at or before noon, the red.


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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. For the animated film, see Vasilisa the Beautiful film.

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. For the basilisz film, see Vasilisa the Beautiful film. Even lamps and candles that might be brought in from outside were useless for the purpose, as all were snuffed bassilisa the second they were carried over the threshold.

Retrieved from ” https: After a time, her father remarried; the new wife was a woman with two daughters. This page was last edited on 29 Novemberat She was to clean the house and yard, wash Baba Yaga’s laundry, and cook her a meal.

One day she gave each of the girls a task and put out all the fires hermosaa a single candle. In some versions, the tale ends with the death of the stepmother and stepsisters, and Vasilisa lives peacefully with her father after their removal.

The book also includes other characters of slavic folklore, such as a Domovoi making an appearance. She was also required to separate grains of rotten corn from sound corn, and separate poppy seeds from grains of soil.

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, basiliea then it would help her. Baba Yaga left, and Vasilisa despaired, as she worked herself into exhaustion. 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.


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 marry Vasilisa’s stepsisters. The doll advised her to go, and she went. Vassa in the Night.


In such an interpretation, he regarded this fairy tale as depicting the conflict between the sunlight Vasilisathe storm her stepmotherand dark clouds her stepsisters. As soon as her mother died, Vasilisa gave it a little to drink and a little to eat, and it comforted her. As the black rider rode past, Baba Yaga returned and could complain of nothing. Webarchive template wayback links Articles containing Russian-language text Commons category link is on Wikidata.

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. Vasilisa asked about the riders’s identities and was told that the white one was Daythe red one the Sunand the black one Night. There is also a Soviet cartoon — Vasilisa the Beautifulbut it is also based on the Frog Tsarevna tale.

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 other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. Tor Teen, New York. Vasilisa appears in the comic book Hellboy: 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.