Godling is an Creature/Monster in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
"Not too long ago the areas around peasant hamlets were chock full of guardian spirits. Today it's nigh impossible to spot a brownie, bucca or lutin. And godlings, they are always the first to go. Such is the price we pay for civilization's forward march." - From the preface to "The World We Have Lost," by Professor Dorregaray.
Godlings (sometimes mistaken for lutin) are woodland creatures dwelling in burrows and moss-covered hollow stumps on the outskirts of human settlements. They are similar to children in behavior and appearance, and, like children , delight in mischief. Godlings are deeply rooted in their home territory and perform acts of care and guardianship to those dwelling near their burrows. They watch over people as well as animals, but, as shy creatures by nature, they try to do so while remaining unseen. Godlings are drawn to joy and innocence, and so delight in the company of children and usually only show themselves to the young.
These hard-working and clever creatures gladly perform small services for those in their care, asking only for respect and payment in the form of food or cast-off tools in return. They are easily offended by churlish, ungrateful, or rude behavior. Godlings also treasure their peace and quiet. When a village that is watched over by a godling becomes too populous, or the old ways are forgotten by its inhabitants, it will abandon its burrow for good and walk off to destinations unknown."
- Found in: Crookback Bog, Novigrad, Fyresdal
- Drops: ??
- Associated Quests:Ladies of the Wood, Novigrad Dreaming, Skellige's Most Wanted
- As mentioned by the Bestiary, godlings are child-like creatures that are fond of pranking people around them including Geralt. While one female godling participated in the ambush set by the werewolf, the troll and the doppler in Skellige to punish the witcher for slaying their kind, it seems that real violence was never her intent, as she flees the scene if Geralt attacks the monsters. Godlings provide comedic relief through their childish mindset, and they cannot be targeted or harmed by the player in the game.