Spring’s Festival occurs during the months of March, April, and May.
Up ahead, you notice the sunlight glinting off of something large and glossy among the rough stones and scraggly plant life. As you approach it, you catch the faint scents of new blossoms, a rainy morning, and dewy grass, although none of your surroundings would suggest that any of these things were near. You hear the distant calls of chickadees, the peeping of frogs, and the foraging of newly awakened mice and other small rodents, although, once again, there is no life or movement anywhere to be found among the cold, damp rocks and gravel lining your path.
The first shrine on your journey has finally come into view, and its gentle nature is reflected even in its sculpted form. At your feet now lies the humble shape of a lamb with light, curly twists of fur carved across its figure like a stony wool blanket. Though its body lies calmly, still as the mountains surrounding you, it’s hard not to see a tender glimmer in those deep eyes staring toward you. A small butterfly lands gracefully on the lamb’s nose, twitching its wings in the breeze. You feel at ease here.
The Spring spirit of Louloudia is most commonly represented by a small, white lamb. This spirit welcomes the feelings of rejuvenation, new life, growth, and lively change associated with the spring months of March, April, and May. While some spirits find comfort maintaining certain shapes predominantly, the Spring spirit enjoys playful transitions between different small, youthful beings. This lamb form is presented as small in stature within Louloudian lore, but carries a wise, old mind within, causing the illusion of a larger presence when they’re observed in close proximity. Within the Spring spirit lies the magic of birth, the growth of ecosystems, the restoration of species, and the optimistic play of a young life. These traits bring a buoyant energy to the land after a long winter’s slumber.