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 Feather of Finist the Falcon
- The Fire-Bird, the Horse of Power, and the Princess Vasilissa
- Tsarevitch Ivan, the Fire Bird and the Gray Wolf
- The Secret Ball
- The White Duck
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.