The Wood Spirit has always been a symbol of good luck and good fortune to those he travels with on the path of life. Nobody knows when the Wood Spirit Legend began because it was near the beginning of time but the old ones believe it began right here in the Great Northwest Forest. Some however, claim it started in Europe where it is called Green Man, Wildman, Savage Man, or Woodwose.
The ancient legends of the Wood Spirit continue to emerge with each new generation of Storyteller. Most of the people in tribal groups and cultures of the world believed in Wood Spirits in one form or another. Many still do. The people believed they lived in the trees that nourish life in the wilderness.
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.
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 a Wood Spirit, 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.
Wood Spirits were carved to bring luck to a household, ward off undesirable spirits and keep the household safe. Any house which is home to a Wood Spirit will stand protected and be blessed with good luck, health and happiness.