Die Weisse Frau

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In German folklore, the Weiße Frauen (meaning White Women) are elven-like spirits that probably have originated in Germanic paganism in the form of legends of light elves (Old Norse: Ljósálfar).

They are described as beautiful and enchanted creatures who appear at noon and can be seen sitting in the sunshine brushing their hair or bathing in a brook. They may be guarding treasure or haunting castles. They entreat mortals to break their spell, but this is always unsuccessful.