Babayaga, evil Russian witch

Informant: My friend who is Russian

Original Script: ” A Russian scary witch that lives in a house in the woods with chicken feet on it who tortured kids and my mom would tell if I misbehaved she would send me to her”

Background: This is is an old Russian folktale that parents told their kids scare them into  behaving

Annotate: For another version of Babayaga see, Forrester, Sileban. Baba Yaga: The Wild Witch of the East in Russian Fairy Tales. Jackson: U Press of Mississippi , 2013. Print.