What does Baba Yaga mean?

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Proper noun
  1. (Slavic mythology) In Polish, Bulgarian and Russian tales, a hag who lives in a hut that stands on chicken legs and who flies through the air in a mortar, using the pestle as a rudder.
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But the baba Yaga had strictly forbidden her to tell the truth.
There stood a hut, and in it sat weaving the baba Yaga, the Bony-shanks.
In the introduction, much of Forrester's background information is linguistic, delving into how Baba Yaga might have been named, for example.
When the baba Yaga got up in the morning, the sorry colt was not to be seen!
Little did they know the tremor was caused by Baba Yaga stamping her feet with delight as Stenka repeated the tale.
This unique cultural program combines dramatic storytelling, traditional music and painting to conjure up a revealing image of Baba Yaga, the wicked witch of Russia.

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