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Baba Jaga. Baba Jaga. In Slavic folklore she is an unearthly and appears deformed/ferocious looking. She flies around and dwells in a forest in a hut standing on chicken legs. She may help or hinder those who encounter or seek her out. According to Vladimir Propp's folktale, Baba Yaga appears as either a donor, villain, or may be altogether ambiguous.


Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp (29 April 1895 — 22 August 1970) was a Soviet formalist scholar who analyzed the basic plot components of Russian folk tales to identify their simplest irreducible narrative elements.

from David R. Jolly

Joseph Campbell’s 17 Stages of the Hero’s Journey

Joseph Campbell describes the journey hero's take in stories, but I believe that we all can learn something from these stages. I hold this belief because we all should be the hero in our own lives ...


Morphologie du conte (Points Essais): Vladimir Propp: Libros en idiomas extranjeros

Anna Mylan Vladimir Propp studied hundreds of folktales and found they contained eight character types and thirty one that move the story along… The 31.

"I made this piece for the Hypocrite Reader for an article on Vladimir Propp and his book Morphology of the Folk Tale. Propp was a formalist scholar who analyzed Russian folk tales (he said that his work would apply to all folk tales, but he used Russian folk tales for his work). His work involved classifying the different elements he believed were common to all folktales, including 8 character types" / Naomi Bardoff