Years later, recalling his encounter with this figure and describing it as a dream, Jung noted,
“I suddenly knew: the Wild Huntsman had commanded it to carry away a human soul.”
A few days later he heard the news that his mother had died.
He realized that
“It was Wotan, the god of my Alemannic forefathers, who had gathered my mother to her ancestors negatively to the ‘wild horde,’ but positively to the ‘salig hit,’ the blessed folk.” ~The Black Books, Vol. I, Page 79