Category Archives: Tales /märchen

Stories which are not regarded as possibly true.


Russian Urban Legend

Name: Баба Яга Transliteration: Baba Yaga Description: Informant describes it as an Urban Legend that became a fairytale, but presented more like a legend. It is a witch who lives in a traditional log cabin. The cabin sits on either two or one giant bird feet. She is a cannibalistic witch. Her house is decorated… Continue Reading »

Armenian Tale: Kikoyi Mahy

Կիկոյի մահը Transliteration: Kikoyi Mahy Translation: Kiko’s Death Description by Informant: There was a poor family who had three girls. All of which were unmarried. One day the dad sent one of the daughters to bring a water from the well nearby. The girl goes to the well and sees a big tree next to… Continue Reading »