This week on Metamashina, the girls talk Russian fairy tales, THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE, and DEATHLESS. Bones fornicates with a duvet, and we’re all hot for Koschei.
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RUSSIAN LITERATURE REFERENCES
- Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow
- Demons (Dostoyevsky)
- THE STORY OF KING FROST, by Andrew Lang, The Yellow Fairy Book
- Mongol Invasion of Rus’
- Culture of ancient Rus’ including dvoevrie or “double faith”
- Note: Academic focus of late has been critical of the “double faith” thesis that Russians held simultaneous Christian/Pagan beliefs in the Middle Ages, but the term is still being studied.
- Slavic Folk Religion
- THE DEATH OF KOSCHEI THE DEATHLESS, by Andrew Lang, The Red Fairy Book
- Ivan Tsarevich
- Baba Yaga
- The Siege of Leningrad
- Disenchantment (Sociology)
- Rusalochka (The Little Mermaid) (1976)
- AMERICAN GODS, by Neil Gaiman
- American Gods, S1 (2017)
- (Slavic deities Czernobog and the Zorya sisters feature in Episode 2 “The Secret of Spoons” and Episode 3 “Head Full of Snow”)