The Legend of The Wood Spirit
It goes by several names: Wood Spirit, Wild Man, Savage Man, Woodwose, Tree
Spirit. Whatever you call it, the next time you are strolling through the woods, keep an eye out for one of these elusive
Most often glimpsed as a green man with
leaves for his beard and hair, the Wood Spirit is said to be Lord of the Forest and Natural Things. Seeing one is said to
be quite a lucky thing, and European villagers used to go out on regular hunts, hoping to find a Wood Spirit to foretell the
future of their village.
extremely strong. Wood Spirits can tear an opponent limb from limb and can tame any wild animal, including ferocious dragons
and skittish unicorns. At the same time, they are gentle with the maidens, children, and men of good heart.
It is said that the forest will stand for as long
as the Wood Spirit remains to keep order. And if you're lucky enough to see one, health happiness, and good fortune will be
yours. However, that does not happen often. Wood Spirits would rather see than be seen. Most sightings are by children or
by the pure of heart.
When you take
your Wood Spirit home, give it a place of honor. Include the Wood Spirit in the audience when you tell jokes (Wood Spirits
have a delightful sense of humor). If you do these things, your Wood Spirit will bring his gentle wisdom, humor, and luck
into your home. Enjoy!