Alexander Nikolayevich Afanasyev (Алекса́ндр Никола́евич Афана́сьев) was a Russian collector of Fairy Tales, creating a collection of over 600 in Narodnye russkie skazki (Народные Русские Сказки), one of the largest tales collections ever made.
Tales having their own pages:
- "The Death of Koschei the Deathless"
- "The Feather of Finist the Falcon"
- "The Fire-Bird, the Horse of Power, and the Princess Vasilissa"
- "Prince Ivan The Witch Baby And The Little Sister Of The Sun"
- "Tsarevitch Ivan, the Fire Bird and the Gray Wolf"
- "The Secret Ball"
- "Vasilissa the Beautiful"
- "The White Duck"
- "The Wise Little Girl"
Tropes in other tales:
- One Steve Limit: In The Death of Koschei the Deathless, as well known as Marya Morevna, both the hero's wife and one of his sisters are named Marya.
- Wicked Witch: Baba Yaga appears frequently in the tales, but sometimes the main character runs into unnamed, man-eating witches.