field spirit

European - A spirit of growing crops. This spirit is said to flee through the crop in front of the mowers as they cut swathes, finally being caught and bound in the last sheaf which is preserved until the planting of fresh seed in the spring. Occasionally referred to as field spirit, Bullkater, Bullkater, Tom-Cat, Corn spirit, Corn spirit, Habotchkilawetha, Habotchkilawetha, 'oat goat', Kornmutter, Kornmutter, 'corn mother', Kornwolf, Kornwolf, Roggenhund, Roggenhund, corn-spirit, corn-spirit, Oats Goat, Oats Goat, Haferboch or Haferbock.

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