: 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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Views Read Edit View history. Vasilisa appears in the comic book Hellboy: Wikisource basiilisa original text gasilisa to this article: In some versions, the tale ends with the death of the stepmother and stepsisters, and Vasilisa lives peacefully with her father after their removal.

This lack of a wedding is unusual in a tale with a grown heroine, although some, such as Jack and the Beanstalkdo feature it. Edith Hodgetts included an English translation of this story in her collection Tales and Legends from the Land of the Tzar.

The doll advised her to go, and she went.


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. 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.

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.

Upon her return, Vasilisa found that, since sending her out on her task, her step-family had been unable to light any candles or fire in their home. Tor Teen, New York. In return, Baba Yaga enquired as to the cause of Vasilisa’s success.


Hermpsa Rou made a film entitled Vasilisa the Beautiful inhowever, it was based on a different tale — The Frog Tsarevna. While bsailisa 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; germosa a similar rider in red.


When the girl was eight years old, her mother died. A Baba Yaga Story. A Tale of Vasilisa and Baba Yaga. Later, Vasilisa became an assistant to a maker of cloth in Hermmosa capital city, where she became so skilled at her work that the Tsar himself noticed her skill; he later married Vasilisa.

One day the merchant had to embark on a journey. Vasilisa asked about the riders’s identities and was told that the white one was Daythe red one the Sunand the black one Night. 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. Retrieved from ” https: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource.

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His wife sold the house and moved them all to a gloomy hut by the forest. For the animated film, see Vasilisa the Beautiful film. There is also a Soviet cartoon — Vasilisa the Beautifulbut it is also based on the Frog Tsarevna tale. She bade three pairs of disembodied hands seize the corn to squeeze the oil from it, then asked Vasilisa if she had any questions.

By his first wife, a merchant had a single daughter, who was known as Vasilisa the Beautiful. Webarchive template wayback links Articles containing Russian-language text Commons category link is on Wikidata. This page was last edited on 29 Novemberat Baba Yaga said that Vasilisa must perform tasks to earn the fire, or be killed. Baba Yaga left, and Vasilisa despaired, as she worked herself into exhaustion. As soon as her mother died, Vasilisa gave it a little to drink and a little to eat, and it comforted her.


The white, red, and black riders appear in other tales of Baba Yaga and are often interpreted to give her a mythological significance. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The book also includes other characters of hermos folklore, such as a Domovoi making an appearance. She was to clean the house and yard, wash Baba Yaga’s laundry, and cook her a meal.

After a time, her father remarried; the new wife was a woman with two daughters.

Vassa in the Night. 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, and then it would help her. 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.

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.

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. As the black rider rode past, Baba Yaga returned and could complain of nothing. 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 common with many folklorists of his day, Alexander Afanasyev regarded many tales as primitive ways of viewing nature.