The woman cloaked in black came up to me once more. Her pale hand peeked out of her dress holding a small creature. "Take care of it." She holds her hand out allowing me to take it before vanishing. I look down at the small little creature wrapped in a black blanket. It's a human child, no one has seen one in centuries.
Arduinna is the Gaulish Goddess of the Forest. The region of Western Europe known as the Ardennes shares her name, and was where her worship originated. Arduinna rode a wild boar through the forests, exacting a fine for animals killed there. When the Romans came to Gaul, she was associated with Diana, another forest Goddess. Arduinna’s name, which means “height,” is also seen as Ardwinna.