- Eastern European (culture)
- Giant (attribute)
- Mountain Dweller (attribute)
- Friendly (behaviour)
A Giant from the legends of Russia. Once a man called Ivan left home for he was told that his sister who was to be born would be a witch. Ivan tried to find a place of safety and found a Giant overturning mountains. He asked the Giant if he could protect him. Overturn Mountain said that he would but his life was to end soon as he would die as soon as all the mountains of the range were overturned and not many mountains were left. Ivan then journeyed on and found a sanctuary given to him by Sun. Once he journeyed out from the sanctuary to return home. Things went sour when the Witch knew of his whereabouts and began to hunt him down. Ivan found Overturn Mountain with only two mountains left to overturn. He threw down an enchanted brush which had been given to him by Sun. Where it landed a mountainous range appeared. Overturn Mountain’s life was increased and the overturned these mountains which created a rocky obstacle for the witch. With the Witch delayed, Ivan was able to return to the safety of the sanctuary.
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