Waldmichen : The Wood Nymph
Waldmichen may be a title used for Hulda in Lower Saxony, or she may be a closely related spirit. The Waldmichen lives in a grotto deep in the forest where souls of unborn babies frolic. She owns a mill where she grinds old men and women into brand-new souls, ready for rebirth. The Waldmichen is served by an entourage of rabbits sometimes envisioned as carrying eggs. It’s possible that her rabbits are the root source of the Easter Bunny.
She has a retinue of rabbits. Two hold up her train while two hold candles to light her way.
- Wacholder, Frau
Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses– Written by Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.