The hero’s task is to tell friend from foe.




“The path is hard to find and treacherous, prowled by wolves, ghosts, and wizards…but helpers, too, appear along the way: good fairies, wise elders, and animal guides, usually cloaked in unlikely disguises. The hero’s task is to tell friend from foe, and to keep walking steadily onward…”

From Terri Windling, “Into the Woods” (Myth & Moor).







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Illustration of “Vasilisa at the Hut of Baba Yaga,” Ivan Bilibin, 1898.
Text and image source: Edmund Dulac on Facebook

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