Baba Yaga – The Fascination of Folklore
A Russian person, seeing this 18th century Norwegian house, would recall Baba Yaga, who lived in a house on chicken legs. Baba Yaga was an ogress with raggedy clothing, crooked teeth, a hunched back, and a long nose that touched the ceiling when she lay on her bed. Her house on legs could turn itself…
Jacob and Rebecca – Tricksters!
In the later chapters of Genesis, rather than myth, we’re dealing with folktales. A character commonly found, across cultures and time, is the Trickster. Tricksters are clever in a worldly-wise way. They’re skilled at achieving their own ends, while pulling the wool over the eyes of others. Their scheming and trickery is sometimes light-hearted, but…