The Incredible Hulk was a green superhero of the comics. Could someone really have a green coloured skin? Fact and fantasy often weave a magic web in folk myths. Could the green children of Woolpit be a bit of both? The village of Woolpit (formally known as Wulpet) was named after some ancient cavities, called 'Wolfpittes', so called because the great pits were once used to trap wolves. It was in these pits, that the villagers made a very strange discovery back in the 12th century.