Tag Archives: fairy

Baba Yaga

(Image: Bilibin) From a Russian folktale, the Baba Yaga is an old crone focused on taking the life force of those more beautiful than her. Often, a Baba Yaga has several magical servants ready to help her with this task, although she does not treat them well and they are quick to rebel if someone might […]

Changeling

(Image: Davies) A changeling is a false baby, planted by malevolent fairies to replace a human child. the changeling looks similar to the human child who was abducted, but it is deformed and wicked (Yolen 50; Asala 128-130). Although a changeling appears as a young child, it is actually an adult fairy with thousands of years of […]