Cedar - (juniperous virginiana)
The Wood Spirit
They are called by many names: Wood Spirit, Wild Man, Savage Man, Woodwose. Regardless, the next time you are strolling through the woods, keep an eye out for one of these elusive beings.
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.
They are 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 follow. 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 a 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!
A Wizard's Staff
Copyright Heather Wood 1992
A wizard's staff has a knob on the end
A wizard's staff is the source of his power.
The staff of a wizard with honour is crowned.
The staff of a wizard can do mighty deeds.
Whenever a wizard is lonely or sad,
The staff of a wizard is dear to his heart
The wizard is rarely of heroic build
A wizard in thought, word, and deed should be chaste
The staff of a wizard is polished with care.
A wizard when young has a staff that is small.
The staff of a wizard can hold many spells
A wizard's staff can do manifold tricks
When a wizard is old, and is starting to fade
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