Monday, May 11, 2020


Digitally colored sketchbook page

The Askafroa (Swedish: wife of the ash tree) also known as the Danish Askefrue and German Eschenfrau, is a type of legendary creature in Scandinavian and German folklore, similar to the Greek Hamadryads. The Askafroa is the guardian of the ash tree. The Askafroa was thought to be a malicious creature which did much damage, and to propitiate her it was necessary to make a sacrifice to her on Ash Wednesday.