|Inca / pre - Columbian South America / Peru, etc
|Guardian spirit. The apotheosis of a pile of stones marking the top of a påśś or some other critical point on a route invoked by travelers with small offerings to strengthen them on their journey....
|Malicious house spirits of the Scottish Highlands in the form of a shriveled old man who lives up the chimney in the daytime and comes out at night to punish naughty children. Scotland
|Animistic spirits of the mountains. Female personalities åśśigned the guardianship of mountains by the great gods. Invoked by travelers to ensure their safety....
|spirits of dead human beings. Lithuanian
|In the mediaeval ages, the will-o'-the-wisps were known as elf lights, for these tiny sprites were supposed to mislead travelers; and popular superstition claimed that the Jack-o'-lanterns were the restless spirits of murderers forced against their will to return to the scene of their crimes. Northern Europe