Baba Yaga may stand for a person's fate. When someone enters the hut, they live or die depending on what they say and do. Some also say that Baba Yaga stands for the dark side of wisdom
However, she is wise and is all knowing, all seeing and tells the whole truth to those who are brave enough to ask. She rules over the elements (fire, air, earth and water).
Baba Yaga helps Vasilisa by giving her a light.
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