Koschei, the Deathless : A Slavic Legend of Immortality

Illustration of Koshchey (Koshei) the Deathless, riding his magical steed.

A figure from Slavic folklore, Koschei the Deathless was known for his titular characteristic: his inability to die. What is most interesting about this figure, however, is that his immortality was not foolproof. It was said that when Koschei cast the magical spell to protect and defend himself, he accidentally left room for error. The Rest Of The Story…