And yet another character from 'Scratch and the Tooth Troll!'
This is Mona, local goddess of wood, trees, and all things growing. She makes the trees and shrubbery around the village and throughout the Bottomless Forest grow tall and strong, and is excellent at providing good wood. The citizens of Little Things grudgingly give praise and offerings to her every Friday at the local temple.
Unlike many local gods and goddesses, Mona is a very happy, bouncy, generous goddess. She loves nothing more than to bestow lots of free, excellent wood on her villagers and see their faces full of smiles. When she appears on Fridays for worship, she hops around greeting all of the citizens who never look that happy to see her. To that end, the fact that everyone in Little Things looks so sullen and cross is a point of distress for her...it's difficult to be a happy goddess for a town that won't be happy. If only she could find a way to get the people of Little Things to the local dentist...but the Bottomless Forest is difficult to travel enough without the Worldsnake getting in the way!
Mona can imprint her spirit onto normal citizens (making them suddenly very cheerful and chattery). She can't usually appear in her usual form, but instead manifests as an animal...usually a squirrel or a woodpecker. The irony of this is lost on her. Mona is also the only one in the whole village who believes Scratch's story.