TAPIO - an East Finnish forest spirit or god, who figured prominently in the Kalevala. Hunters prayed to him before a hunt. His wife is the goddess of the forest, Mielikki. He was the father of Annikki, Tellervo, Nyyrikki (the god of hunting), and Tuulikki. Fitting the Green Man archetype, Tapio is often depicted with a beard of lichen and eyebrows of moss. (Sources: 1 2)
Tapio, Finnish lord of the forest, son of Louhi, father of the seeda, immortal among his mortal kin. In the early days of the world he hunted down the fearsome Elk of Tuonela and still wears its antlers on his head to honor the goddess of death who granted him his immortality. He knows the fathers and mothers of all animals and is the teacher of hunters. He helps those who listen, but those who do not will find their traps empty.
Kodama (Japanese Dryad): These spirits are considered to nimbly bustle about mountains at will. A kodama in its outer appearance looks very much like an ordinary tree, but when one attempts to cut it down, one would become cursed etc., and is thus considered to have some kind of mysterious supernatural power. Those trees that have kodama living in them are passed down by the elderly of that area over successive generations and protected. (Source)
Mielikki- Finnish myth: goddess of the forest. “She is the wife to the forest god, Tapio. She protects cattle and blesses the hunting of small game. She heals animals who were stuck in traps, and helps chicks who have fallen from their nests. She...