The term "will-o'-the-wisp" comes from "wisp", a bundle of sticks or paper sometimes used as a torch, and the name "Will", thus meaning "Will of the torch". The term jack-o'-lantern (Jack of the lantern) originally referred to a will-o'-the-wisp. In the United States, they are often called "spook-lights", "ghost-lights", or "orbs" by folklorists and paranormal enthusiasts.
The movie "Brave" showed the Will-o'-the-Wisp in one of the best idea form I have ever seen so I kind of tried to reproduce that image.
When I was growing up, they were always creepy and scary creatures, but due to the "DISNEY" effect they are more benign and gentle.
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