The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Complete A-Z for the Entire Magical World - Judika Illes 2005
Baba Yaga (1)
Fairy-Tale Witches and Mother Goose
In a Russian variation of Grimms’ Mother Holle (see page 477), two stepsisters take turns serving Baba Yaga. As befitting the respective deities, Baba Yaga is a harsher tale: one sister emerges empowered, transformed into a “fine lady”; the other’s bones are carried home in a box.