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Jacob as Baba Yaga

Post by Caged_Faraday on Fri May 23, 2008 5:36 pm

Originally posted February 18, 2008 under the username SchroedingersPolarBear

First and foremost, I知 not trying to prove or disprove anything here. I知 simply presenting comparison; stating that parallels can be drawn; maybe pointing out a possible influence of the writers. That disclaimer made, let us study the Russian Folklore of Baba Yaga, and how it can be compared to Jacob.

In Russian tales, Baba Yaga (Бба-Яг) is portrayed as a hag who flies through the air in a mortar, using the pestle as a rudder and sweeping away the tracks behind her with a broom made out of silver birch. She lives in a log cabin that moves around on a pair of dancing chicken legs, and/or surrounded by a palisade with a skull on each pole. The keyhole to her front door is a mouth filled with sharp teeth; the fence outside is made with human bones with skulls on top often with one pole lacking its skull, so there is space for the hero or heroes. In another legend, the house does not reveal the door until it is told a magical phrase: Turn your back to the forest, your front to me.
OK, Jacobs house is lacking 田hicken-legs, nor is he and Iron-toothed hag flying on a mortar and pestle, but there are some interesting similarities between the Russian Crone and our mystery man of the disappearing cottage.

(All quotes below are pulled from various sources on Baba Yaga, that I知 am not going to make individual sites for.)

展henever she appears on the scene, a wild wind begins to blow, the trees around creak and groan and leaves whirl through the air.

典he windows of the hut seem to serve as eyes. (This matches a thought I has on the function of Jacob and his cabin.)

典he hut is sometimes surrounded by a fence made of bones, which helps to keep out intruders! (This could easily be construed as the Ash Ring)

展hen a visitor enters her hut, (not too often) Baba Yaga asks them whether they came of their own free will, or whether they were sent. (One answer is the right one!)

鄭lthough she is mostly portrayed as a terrifying old crone, Baba Yaga can also play the role of a helper and wise woman.

的n her guise as wise hag, she sometimes gives advice and magical gifts to heroes and the pure of heart. The hero or heroine of the story often enters the crone痴 domain searching for wisdom, knowledge and truth. She is all-knowing, all seeing and all-revealing to those who would dare to ask.

Just some thoughts and observations. Tell me what you think.

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Post by Caged_Faraday on Fri May 23, 2008 5:58 pm

tr41c wrote:I really like "friends don't let friends derive drunk"!
I wish I could claim it for my own, but it's from a "stickers" app on Facebook.

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Post by lonewolf on Fri May 23, 2008 6:48 pm

i really like faradays character...hes very good with that...pausing and fascial contortions... Laughing
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Post by Caged_Faraday on Fri May 23, 2008 9:42 pm

lonewolf wrote:i really like faradays character...hes very good with that...pausing and fascial contortions... Laughing
I saw Jeremy Davies in something else recently. That affect... all Jeremy. But I agree; it's awesome.

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Post by lonewolf on Sat May 24, 2008 2:55 pm

yeah hes cool...have you seen him in saving private ryan...hes like a young faraday in it...hehe
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Post by MollyCocktail on Sat May 24, 2008 5:42 pm

Caged_Faraday wrote:
lonewolf wrote:i really like faradays character...hes very good with that...pausing and fascial contortions... Laughing
I saw Jeremy Davies in something else recently. That affect... all Jeremy. But I agree; it's awesome.

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Re: Jacob as Baba Yaga

Post by Caged_Faraday on Sat May 24, 2008 7:10 pm

MollyCocktail wrote:
Caged_Faraday wrote:
lonewolf wrote:i really like faradays character...hes very good with that...pausing and fascial contortions... Laughing
I saw Jeremy Davies in something else recently. That affect... all Jeremy. But I agree; it's awesome.

Puddin' pop, your short-term memory is going. I need to stop cooking for you.
We watched the movie 'Solaris' two weeks ago and both agreed that aside from Jeremy Davies' character, it was a piece of shite.
Right. How was anything I said wrong? I never said the movie was good... just that Davies was in it.

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Post by lonewolf on Sat May 24, 2008 8:26 pm

...my primary objective....hehe

cant wait to be in a scenario where i can say that lol bounce
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Re: Jacob as Baba Yaga

Post by TheHolyStickman on Sat May 24, 2008 9:59 pm

Caged_Faraday wrote:
MollyCocktail wrote:
Caged_Faraday wrote:
lonewolf wrote:i really like faradays character...hes very good with that...pausing and fascial contortions... Laughing
I saw Jeremy Davies in something else recently. That affect... all Jeremy. But I agree; it's awesome.

Puddin' pop, your short-term memory is going. I need to stop cooking for you.
We watched the movie 'Solaris' two weeks ago and both agreed that aside from Jeremy Davies' character, it was a piece of shite.
Right. How was anything I said wrong? I never said the movie was good... just that Davies was in it.

Just wanted to see how many quotes I could fit in one
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Re: Jacob as Baba Yaga

Post by SunburnedPenguin on Sat May 24, 2008 10:01 pm

TheHolyStickman wrote:
Caged_Faraday wrote:
MollyCocktail wrote:
Caged_Faraday wrote:
lonewolf wrote:i really like faradays character...hes very good with that...pausing and fascial contortions... Laughing
I saw Jeremy Davies in something else recently. That affect... all Jeremy. But I agree; it's awesome.

Puddin' pop, your short-term memory is going. I need to stop cooking for you.
We watched the movie 'Solaris' two weeks ago and both agreed that aside from Jeremy Davies' character, it was a piece of shite.
Right. How was anything I said wrong? I never said the movie was good... just that Davies was in it.

Just wanted to see how many quotes I could fit in one

I think it could go on forever...........

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