Rusałka in Slavic mythology is female water nymph that dwells at the bottom of river. Rusałka sing sweet songs to entrap men into the water and drown them. She would also entice children with singing and then tickle them to death. Rusalka can also live on land, climb trees during the night and sing.
"Tree Girl" Animal Kingdom
celtic green man
Mythology, Goddesses, Trees and Resurrection
Relief of Isis and the Pharaoh Seti I at Abydos
Canotila- Lakota myth: a race of forest fairies or elves that live in the trees. They had high respect for the forest and would hunt anyone who mistreated their territory. They could take on tree-like characteristics to camouflage witht the forest.
Celtic Trees and Personality Traits... I am not sure that this is traditional, but it does seem to be accurate.
.“The Mandrake is the ‘Tree of Knowledge’ and the burning love ignited by its pleasure is the origin of the human race.” – Hugo Rahner. The Mandrake ( Mandragora officinarum -also known as Herb of Circe, Wild Lemon, Womandrake ) holds the special distinction as being the most famous of all magical plants due to its many ritual and medical uses and the immense amount of mythology it has generated over historical ages.