"Wood Spirits" date back to the 15th century in the Black Forest of Germany. Legend tells of wood spirits that lived in the forest and had magical powers to protect the forest from fire and destruction. Later people brought the wood spirits into their homes to keep them safe from fire and destruction and also to bring happiness, good luck and peace. It should be a face formed within natural tree/bark, not simply a wood carving. Click on the photos to see them at their most beautiful.