13/12/2014

The Snow Spirit appears on snowy nights as a tall, beautiful horse with long white hair and tail and with no eyes. Its pale even transparent skin makes it blend into the snowy landscape. It floats across the snow, leaving no footprints (some tales say it has no feet as many Japanese ghosts) and it can transform into mist or snow if threatened.
In many stories, The Snow Spirit appears to travelers trapped in snowstorms and uses its icy breath to leave them as frost-coated corpses. Other legends say it leads them astray so they simply die of exposure.
Like the winter and snow it represents, The Snow Spirit has a hard side and a softer one. It sometimes lets would-be victims go for various reasons. In one popular legend, it sets a young girl free because of her long hair and one other time it didn't kill a young boy because of his innocence.
If you ever come across with The Snow Spirit in a forest during a wild snowy night, just whisper your prayers.

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