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The Wight is a creature with origins in English mythology, legend and folklore. In particular,
Many believe that the Wight derives its name from its appearance. First and foremost, it is pale (and 'wight' is a homonym to the word 'white'). Though, it is also known that the word Wight is derived from the Old English 'wiht' (meaning 'thing' or 'creature'), with relation to the Dutch/German term 'wicht' (meaning 'little child'), which most likely refers to the fact that most Wights are either incredibly thin and/or short in stature.