What is the Cabin on Chicken Legs?
It is the home, where Baba Yaga lives, that (in)famous Russian witch. The cabin stands on a pair of giant chicken legs on the edge of the forest. The door of the cabin faces the forest and is hidden from the path. The cabin does not reveal the door until it is told the magic phrase, “Hut, Hut, turn your back to the forest, your front to me”.
Baba Yaga is ugly, with a hook nose, a hunchback, crooked yellow teeth and dirty, torn rags. Like most witches, She can fly but does not use a broomstick. Instead, she sits in a giant mortar (a bowl for grinding) with her knees almost touching her chin. She speeds above the forest, and uses a broom as a rudder to steer. Learn more about her here.