Friday, 27 August 2010

Dark Fairy Tales

I have been reading old European folk tales recently,they are a fascinating read. The Russian one's are particularly interesting, all the principle men are called Ivan, and all the heroines are called Vasilisa. 
It seems that in Russian Fairy tales the women called the shots... and the men loved them for it! x


  1. Well, that is good to know. Basilisa (with B) is an old fashion Spanish name. How interesting!!!

  2. really, what does it mean? xxx

  3. i just had to say i like your blogworld....

  4. Basilisa comes from Greek Basileios- The one who reigns.There is a Spanish female Saint:
    Santa Basilisa- Celebrations on the 20 of may.
    Now, We know, he, he.
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