Ala is in Russian mythology, daughter of Volos, god of beasts and flocks.
Serge Prokofiev’s ballet Ala and Lolli (1914–1915) deals with the myth. In the ballet Ala is taken prisoner by the enemy god and freed by the hero, Lolli, with the help of Volos. Prokofiev used the ballet score for his orchestral Scythian Suite.
Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow – Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante