Wooden Spirits have been brought indoors to homes for thousands of years. They are made of the same materials as the house and are believed to protect the homes. As well as protection Wood Spirits are believed to bring good fortune, health, happiness, joy and prosperity to people of the dwelling. Wood Spirits should be displayed on an elevated position in order to look over the people they are protecting. People give them pride of place in the home and treated them as a good friend. They are also good company as traditionally people would talk to the Wood Spirit, tell them their worries, fears as well as their hopes and their dreams. Wood Spirits are the keepers of secrets never to be revealed. Wood Spirits carved on a hiking stick were believed to protect the person as they walked on their journey through the forests. The father of the bride would carve a Wood Spirit for his daughter to look after her and her family in her new home. Because trees gave fruits in abundance they were seen as fertility spirits.