Gods and goddesses, monsters and saints, and villains and heroes crowd the pages of the Encyclopedia of Russian and Slavic Myth and Legend.
More than 900 entries recapitulate the major myths and folktales of Eastern Europe and the old Russian Empire. Articles cover major mythological themes, characters, and regional traditions from the Danube to the Volga. Historical, geographic, and biographical background deepen the reader's understanding of this unfamiliar terrain. Well-chosen illustrations enhance the text throughout.