Re: dieties and creatures By: NordStar Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 4 Mar 25, 2018
There are thousands of nature spirits. Many sharing names and characteristics across cultures. If you would like to learn more about them, do some research. Mythologies are a good place to start, often many of the spirits and entities one hears about are explained in them. Grimm's Fairy Tales are also a good place to start, along with the fairy tales of other cultures.
As for you seeing nature spirits it is quite possible that you have. Though, what you interpret you saw and what another who saw the same thing would interpret as are going to vary a lot.
In ancient mythologies, mostly eastern, like Hindu, Chinesse and so on are many lower supernatural beings people who for example obtain supernatural powers through meditation.
See for example Ocean of stories by Somadeva, Hindu priest from the 10th Century.