Mythoslavic

S02E01 The Secret of Baba Yaga

January 11, 2022 Mythoslavic Season 2 Episode 1
Mythoslavic
S02E01 The Secret of Baba Yaga
Show Notes

When it comes to Slavs, magic has certainly had an important role in their lives, especially in the past. Sorcery was mostly used in medicine, combining spells and various herbs but it was a part of everyday life too. Women who practiced sorcery were capable of healing as well as of causing illness or even death to people and animals.

In the Middle Ages, Eastern European witches (mostly Russian and Ukrainian) were mentioned for using so called white magic, invoking various saints and angels for help and protection. Meanwhile, black magic was used to conjure demons and other unclean sprits, placing hexes and various spells as well as harming others.

So come on in and meet the most infamous Slavic witch who eats kids and lives in a hut that`s alive, Baba Yaga!

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