I am always happy when we have a theme week as it allows me to grow into the subject. And this week is Folklore Week. A topic that brought many exciting facts of creatures that are born from folklore.
The Netherlands have gnomes, which are beautifully portrayed by Rien Poortvliet. As I child I was told they exist, some adults still do. We also have the Kludde, which is not such a kind creature. I am sure there are more local creatures as well.
I looked at all kinds of mythical creatures all over the world, related to the forest. As there is the Wendigo, Sasquatch, and Leshy who rules over the forest. But since I started too late investigating (during my late dogwalk last night), all work had to be done this morning and I settled with Fairy rings. They do exist and a cool folklore surrounds it.