Egyptian goddess Bastet is one of the earlier deities of the Nile region, and the daughter of Re (Ra) the sun god. She was the goddess of fire, cats, of the home and pregnant women. According to one myth she was the personification of the soul of.
In Japanese folklore, they are called "Kodama", or tree spirits. (◡‿◡✿) They inhabit trees and are sometimes called "protectors of the forest", because it is said that they curse anyone who destroys the tree that they are living in.