A children’s folk tale, written about 300 years ago, is titled “Baba Yaga.” It takes place in the Slavic countryside in the vicinity of Russia. I read it in high sxhool and Baba Yaga’s magical hut made an impression on me. When the witch wanted to go somewhere, the hut sprouted chicken legs and scurried along. much to the horror of children.
The painting of a dog on a doghouse in Rockport reminded me of Baba Yaga and her hut: http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/dog-house-rockport/#comments