Long ago, humans were capable of recognising elementals, but in time they became mythologized. Some stories and myths about what they do and who they actually are were lost, some of them contain some truth, other are just surface stories by now.
This beings still exist and they will make themselves known to you as you start to become more capable to understand other sections and layers of reality.
The winter spirit is known in celtic folklore by the ancient name of Cernunnos. He has elements of human and animal form, a blend of human and elk and has the expression of large elk like antlers and cloven hooves, and other elements faun like , pann like ore puck like and represents the winter solstice energy. He is rather a large elemental with very powerful energy that represents the season itself.
The idea of Cernunnos is that of a karmic elemental energy as in : what you put out is what you get in, kind of a mirror elemental and is reflected in that those who were kind to it, positive to it, loving to it will recieve that in return, but those who were disrespectful will get that in return. Over time humans lost the connection and it begun to fade back in its own reality to the point we could not perceive it directly but only be remembered trough stories.
One of the form he was represented later was to split it in 2 different polarized elements of positive and negative. The negative side holds the name of Krampus , was given the antlers, cloven hooves and animal features and became the embodiment of the negative side, as in the karmic punishment and later was associated by christian religion as being the devil.
The positive side has become associated in europe with the idea of saints – Santa Clause. Focusing on the idea of giving gifts and recieving gifts that originally came from the idea of giving offerings to the winter spirit and help ease the winter elements. It has now become a surface featured element , used more like a superficial commercial reminiscence of the original .
message from a hybrid named Willa 600 years in the future