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So many witches ... do you know which witch is which?

 
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Posted 12/03/2018   11:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Alexey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The main witch of Russian fairy tales is Baba Yaga. Illustration for the fairy tale "Vasilisa the Beautiful" by artist Bilibin






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Posted 12/04/2018   02:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Saint Walpurga was hailed by the Christians of Germany for battling against witchcraft, among other bad things. Witches would meet on the Brocken in the Harz Mountains and even today they are warded off with huge bonfires on the last day of April - Walpurgis night. Today the Harz is a national park, established at the time of reunification. stamp of 2002
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Posted 12/04/2018   03:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Trolls.

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Posted 12/05/2018   01:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Rod, The ancient troll is indeed a great portrayal of one of the 'secret folk', usually not seen by humans. They aren't really witches, but can be like witches because they possess special powers and can become quite cross if a human does see them. And by the way, they don't age like humans. (Do you know of John Bauer's trolls?)
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Posted 12/05/2018   01:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A troll being secretly watched while checking on his treasure chest. He hasn't noticed the observer, one of the 'tiny folk' behind the stone. A John Bauer (1882-1918) painting. Stamp of 1997
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Posted 12/05/2018   04:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
(Do you know of John Bauer's trolls?)


Not at all Kris.
I was in two minds posting, had trouble with definitions of Witches and Warlocks. Trolls seemed to fit it, and the Original Poster suggested any variety.

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Posted 12/05/2018   10:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Seeking an authoritative opinion (must I inert a smiley?), I checked the list of checklists at the American Topical Association.

They've got a checklist for "Trolleys", which I suppose are little trolls.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey (whose father was fond of saying "if, if, if ... if my grandmother had wheels, I'd be a trolley car")
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Posted 12/06/2018   01:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A witch going home to her little house in the Efteling Amusement park, where she has been living for decades. Hänsel is locked up and Gretel is keeping him company. stamp of 2012

(Hi Ikey, I think the word Trolley is indeed used for street car as in tram car. If you are a member of the ATA, do let me know. K.)
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Posted 12/06/2018   02:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Alexey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Carefully read the ATA list. Unfortunately, it is as incomplete as it is not accurate. In the chapter "Russia" Soviet pilots Grizodubova, Osipenko and Raskova are mentioned as "Night Witches". 588th Night Bomber Regiment, known later as the 46th "Taman" Guards Night Bomber Aviation Regiment was founded in 1941 and was staffed by female crews who flew U-2 (Po-2) biplanes. Used as a light night bomber, delivered mail, helped partisans. These planes flew at low altitude and could quietly approach any targets due to the quiet engine. Opponents called these planes "coffee grinders", "sewing machines" for a quiet engine, but for the effectiveness in battles of female pilots they called them "night witches". Polina Osipenko died before the outbreak of the war, Valentina Grizodubova commanded a regiment of heavy transport and bomber planes, Marina Raskova formed air regiments, but did not take part in combat missions.




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Posted 12/06/2018   09:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
... Carefully read the ATA list. Unfortunately, it is as incomplete as it is not accurate ...


Good news, Alexey! You can fix this.

http://americantopicalassn.org/checklists.shtml ... The ATA Checklists page

Down the right side, select either:

Updates/Changes for Checklists - PDF

Updates/Changes for Checklists - Excel

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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Posted 12/06/2018   3:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Alexey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The most northern witch - The Snow Queen from the fairy tale of Hans Christian Andersen



( Hi, ikey Pikey! This list has an author, let them edit. They can view our website. Regards, Alexey)
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Posted 12/07/2018   01:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Sea Witch, who has a poisonous sea snake looking out from her apron pocket, explains the effects of her potion to the Little Mermaid. Story written by Hans Christian Andersen, stamp for the author's 200th birth year, issued for the Christmas season.

Hi Alexey, The Snow Queen is lovely! K.
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Posted 12/07/2018   09:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Alexey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The unique Russian artist Konstantin Vasilyev, "The Man with the Owl" ... Who is depicted in the paint is not known, the artist left the picture without a name. The wizard, the witcher, madgician ... the secret lord of the forests ...

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Posted 12/08/2018   12:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The witch checks on whether Hänsel has gained some weight, but since she has poor eyesight, she doesn't see that it's a dry bone that she is checking. The tale was retold on a set of German charity stamps in 2014. Isn't that black cat just lovely? Artists team: A. Grahl and L. Menze. A 10€ silver coin for collectors was issued along with the stamps.
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Posted 12/08/2018   03:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Alexey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I could find the image of the real pilots of the Night Witches regiment.
Tatiana Macarova and Vera Belik, killed in battle.


Evgenia Rudneva, died in the battle for Kerch in Crimea


Natalia Meklin, just beautiful!
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