''Billy Blind'' is an English and Scottish Fable, which portrays Him as a ''Brownie'' or ''Household Spirit''. The Tale was common in the 17th Century and experienced a resurgence in the 19th Century. ''Billy'' is used as a ''Warning Spirit'', who commonly gives advise. He is commonly used to emphasize Chasity and Abstinence. ''Billy'' is sometimes linked to Germanic influences, as that Country has similar cautionary tales.