From Romanian mythology, the Iele are said to live in the sky, in forests, caves, isolated mountain cliffs and in marshes. They are seen bathing in the springs or at crossroads. They mostly appear at night by moonlight and dance Horas in secluded areas such as glades, on top fo certain trees (maples and walnut trees specifically), ponds, riversides and even abandoned fireplaces. They carry candles, and dance naked with their desheviled hair partially covering their breasts and bells on their ankles. It is said that after they dance the ground is charred from their dancing.