- Eastern European (culture)
- Giant (attribute)
- Forest 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 Giant uprooting trees. He asked the Giant if he could protect him. Uproot Oak said that he would but his life was to end soon as he would die as soon as all the trees of the forest were uprooted and not many trees were left. Ivan then journeyed on and found a sanctuary given to him by Sun. One day 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 Uproot Oak with only two trees left to uproot. He threw down an enchanted comb which had been given to him by Sun. Where it landed a huge forest appeared. Uproot Oak’s life was increased and the uprooted these trees which created an obstacle for the Witch. With the Witch delayed, Ivan was able to return to the safety of the sanctuary.
Uproot Oak has been viewed 850 times.
Know something about Uproot Oak?
© Copyright 2013 Mythical Creatures List Uproot Oak
Background Illustrations (Left top-bottom, right top-bottom): Medusa by Gonzalo Ordonez, Loch Ness Monster by dyb,
Basilisk by JustMick, Shuck by Serphire, Ts Um A Kas - Illustration of a rock painting (from Dover publications).