- Eastern European (culture)
- Humanoid (attribute)
- Sorcery and Medicinal (attribute)
- Deadly (behaviour)
A Sorceress from the tales of the Tartar people. She had magical powers and became locked into a furious battle with the hero Kartaga. The two fought each other endlessly. Kartaga’s two horses went down to a river and discovered a golden casket in a black chest that was hidden under a rock. The two horse went back to the fight which was still continuing. One of the horses called Piebald opened the box from which seven birds were released. Each bird contained one of the seven souls of Swan Woman. Kartaga was able to capture and kill these seven birds. When the last one was slain the Swan Woman eventually died.
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