Another area I’ve been researching for my book: Baba Yaga. She’s fascinating. In some stories she is the child-eating ogress, in some she is in charge of the world of the dead, or will show you the way to the world of the spirits, as long as you can prove that you are not intimidated by her.
There are many amazing images of her online. These first two are on many websites, but so far I have not been able to find out where they are originally from. Baba Yaga riding her pestle and mortar, sweeping up her tracks with a broom.
This one is by Rima Staines – see more of her wonderful images here.
Baa Yaga’s hut on chicken legs. According to some, it has no windows or doors, very like a coffin, and it has a palisade of human bones. And you can also see her iron teeth:
And another Baba Yaga image, this one by Isabellart