Have you ever "knocked on wood"? Have you ever wondered WHY you "knocked on wood"? You were doing it to awaken the Waldgeist and seek it's protection and so that no evil befalls you. It originates from Germany where hunters and woodsman would "knock on wood" and stir the Waldgeist, or "Woodland Spirit", from it's slumber and ensure that it was watching over them and that they were safeguarded from evil spirits that dwelled in the forest. They have a reputation for being mischievous, BUT they were also known for good deeds and would sometimes grant wishes to anyone that they felt possessed a heart filled with kindness. Having a wood carving over an entryway ensured that nothing malicious could enter. The Waldgeist is also known by many other names- such as the "Woodwose", the "Savage Man", and most popularly the "Green Man". <br /><br /> Prepare to "knock on Wood" with this piece and have the Waldgeist watch over you and keep you free from harm and allow you travel through life unfettered by those that would bring bad vibrations against you.