Even when a creature is her enemy, her animal loving heart cannot help but be endeared.

Other notable Walani things:

  • She asks the bunny men if they give good hugs.
  • When she sees a mosling, she says “Don’t you just want to pick it up and squeeze it?" 
  • No animosity for the gobbler. “He’s a doofy little guy.”
  • She calls koalefants “big guy” and encourages them to hang ten.
  • Her catcoon quote is the GREATEST. “It’s very independent and loves garbage. Me too!”
  • She loves all the birds in the reign of giants world, unlike SOME so called bird lovers who reject the crows for being too creepy. *coughs at Wilson*
  • When she’s looking at the cactus armor, she says “How can I hug trees wearing this?”
  • Cat Cap: “I can feel the spirits of catcoons that made it.”
  • I could go on and on forever. She has a LOT of cute quotes about the animals and lot of hippy-like quotes. Walani is the number one animal lover. Let her chill out and snuggle her animal friends.
Legendary Plants

Fern Flower

It is a magical flower originating in Eastern Europe.

  • The flower blooms for a very short time on the eve of Summer Solstice.
  • The flower brings fortune to whoever finds it.
  • As well as bringing luck and wealth, it also gives the power to understand animal speech.
  • However, the flower is closely guarded by evil spirits.
  • And whoever finds the flower will have access to earthly riches, which are reputed to be haunted.


Originating amongst the South Slavs, the raskovnik has the magical property to unlock or uncover anything that is locked or closed. However, legends claim it is notoriously difficult to recognise the herb, and reputedly only certain cthonic animals are able to identify it..

  • Traditionally, it is considered that few people, if any, could actually recognise the herb.
  • However, in Bulgarian sources, the raskovnik is described as a grass, resembling a four-leaf clover.
  • It grows in meadows and may be picked either while green and blooming or in hay, when it is already dry.
  • While it is not necessarily rare, nor does it thrive only in remote locations, it is nevertheless impossible to recognise by the uninitiated.
  • According to the legend, the raskovnik could unlock any gate or padlock, regardless of its size, material or key
  • It could also uncover treasures buried in the ground: in Bulgarian beliefs, it could split the ground at the place where a treasure lay so that people could locate it.
  • Other supernatural properties attributed to the herb by Bulgarians include the alchemic ability to transform iron into gold.
  • Another general ability is that if brings good fortune to the one who picked it.
  • In some interpretations, the raskovnik is a wonderful plant that makes true whatever its owner desires.
  • In some traditions, tortoises are the only beings who knew the appearance and location of the herb.

Vampire Pumpkins & Watermelons

It originates in Southeastern Europe.

  • The belief in vampire fruit is similar to the belief that any inanimate object left outside during the night of a full moon will become a vampire.
  • One of the main indications that a pumpkin or melon is about to undergo a vampiric transformation (or has just completed one) is said to be the appearance of a drop of blood on its skin.
  • The belief in vampires of plant origin occurs among Gs. [Gypsies] who belong to the Mosl. faith in KM [Kosovo-Metohija]. 

    According to them there are only two plants which are regarded as likely to turn into vampires: pumpkins of every kind and water-melons. And the change takes place when they are ‘fighting one another.’ In Podrima and Prizrenski Podgor they consider this transformation occurs if these ground fruit have been kept for more than ten days: then the gathered pumpkins stir all by themselves and make a sound like 'brrrl, brrrl, brrrl!’ and begin to shake themselves. It is also believed that sometimes a trace of blood can be seen on the pumpkin, and the Gs. then say it has become a vampire. These pumpkins and melons go round the houses, stables, and rooms at night, all by themselves, and do harm to people. But it is thought that they cannot do great damage to folk, so people are not very afraid of this kind of vampire.

    Among the Mosl. Gs. in the village of Pirani (also in Podrima) it is believed that if pumpkins are kept after Christmas they turn into vampires, while the Lešani Gs. think that this phenomenon occurs if a pumpkin used as a syphon, when ripe and dry, stays unopened for three years.

    Vampires of ground fruit origin are believed to have the same shape and appearance as the original plant.


    The Gs. in KM. destroy pumpkins and melons which have become vampires … by plunging them into a pot of boiling water, which is then poured away, the ground fruit being afterwards scrubbed by a broom and then thrown away, and the broom burned.

    —Tatomir Vukanović, Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society 

Bohun Upas

  • The first voyagers to Malay returned with grisly tales of a poisonous tree growing on the islands near Cathay, which was called the Bohun Upas - the tree of poisons.
  • To the medieval traveler this tree was to be shunned, as it produced narcotic and toxic fumes which killed plants and animals for miles around.
  • If one were to fall asleep in the shade of this tree, he would never awaken
  • Malaysians supposedly executed prisoners by tying them to the trunk of this tree.