There was movement on the distant snow covered mountains as the Mountain Nymphs began their trek down the mountain to the nearby village.
For them, it was time for rejuvenation and the male population of the village were the source of their rejuvenation.
They came at night while the village slept and from each male took the seed they needed to renew themselves.
The males never knew what it was that caused them to be weak and listless for the next week. They referred to it as the male blight and blamed the season for laying them low.
Back in the mountains the Mountain Nymphs celebrated the period of renewal. Rejuvenated they were once again ready to hunt the mountain cats and store away the food they needed for the coming summer.