"forest-woman." The woods-woman of Scandinavian folklore. It is considered very unlucky for hunters to meet her in the forest. At night, she comes to their fires and attempts to lure off the young men.
- Cobham Brewer, E. (2001). The Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. Cassell reference.
- Leach, Maria, ed. (1984). Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology, and Legend. New York: HarperCollins.