Also known as Goryninka

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  • Eastern European Eastern European (culture)
  • Humanoid Humanoid (attribute)
  • Sorcery and Medicinal Sorcery and Medicinal (attribute)
  • Deadly Deadly (behaviour)

A Sorceress from the legends of Russia. She challenged the hero Dobryna Nikitich to a fight. She came to the fight armed with a magnificent sword and a lance so tall that the tip of the lance reached the sky. According to some, Goryninka is the Witch Baba Yaga. In some versions she defeats Dobryna sitting on his face saying “Kiss my arse!”. She is said to be a polianitsa, a female warrior who dresses as a man and rides the steppes of Russia.

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