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Lilinau

was wooed by a phantom that lived in her father's pines. At nightfall the phantom whispered love, and won the fair Lilinau, who followed his green waving plume through the forest, and was never seen again. (American-Indian tradition.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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