Yin Yang Myths Part Three: Life and Death

Part Three of my Yin Yang myths series is about Life and Death. To talk about Life and Death, I’ve decided to use the medium of Catherynne M. Valente’s Deathless, a modern retelling of the Russian folktale Marya Morevna, set in World War II-era St. Petersberg. Then, known as Leningrad. For those of you unfamiliar with the tale … More Yin Yang Myths Part Three: Life and Death

Baba Yaga

Here’s a snack for you. And a hint. But the hint, is, well, very hint-like. I’ve mentioned off and on that I’m writing a book based in Russia, so this week I’ve decided to write on a Russian folk tale. Well, Russian folk tale character. In my research of this omniscient character, the story of … More Baba Yaga