One day of fall Nour and her friend, the Arab Merchant, were crossing the forests of the European Alps. The fog was thick and the sunlight was week. As the sun started to set in the early afternoon they kept looking for a safe shelter to sleep that night. The night seemed incredibly dark. There were no lights in the night sky, as if they were all stolen by some mysterious creature. Suddenly, in the darkness, the two saw a light in the forest. It seemed like a home and they walked all the way in search of shelter. “Maybe the family living there will host us”, they thought.
They knocked on the door and a beautiful silver haired lady opened. She was wearing a long dark blue gown, similar to the color of the night sky, and her hair shined just like celestial bodies, such as the starts and the moon. She smiled and welcomed the travelers to her humble wooden home.
After supper, the two asked the kind lady why the night sky seemed so much darker than in other parts of the world. “The thickness of the forest keeps the light out”, she claimed. “The sun does not shine as bright and the stars and moon are too weak to pass through”. As she was saying those words the silver haired woman kept looking at the fur of the wolf. “Your hair is golden, my dear creature, just like the sun and the moon in her brightest days”. “She is the daughter of both”, replied the Merchant, “I was blessed with the duty to raise her”.
The lady smiled kindly and walked into a different room. At her return, she was holding a large crystal jar containing a little silver ball. “They call me the Moon Catcher Witch around here”, she said, “I have the power to collect the few rays of moonlight that pass through the forest and save them into my jars for the darkest of nights”.
She handed the jar to the Merchant. “I want you and Nour to have this light to guide you through our forest. It will help you in the darkness of winter and she can feel her mother rays a little closer to her everyday.”
The next day the two left the Witch’s house with her gift and when the san sat beyond the horizon they both shined of a silver light.