The elder mother of the Elder tree is a Tree Spirit, in Norse (Germanic and Scandinavian) and English folklore, who seems nice enough, provided you respect elder trees.
If you don't, she may take her revenge.
The Elder Mother is thought to be the guardian of the elder trees, and it was said, until recent times in various parts of England and Scandinavia that to take wood from the elder tree one would have to ask the Elder Mother first, or else ill luck would befall the woodsman.
The woodsman would have to ask the Elder Mother like so:
"Old girl, give me some of thy wood and I will give thee some of mine when I grow into a tree."
If you can not remember the exact words then you must chant Hyldemoer's name three times.
She is known as the feminine spirit of the woods and plants, and was honored as the sacred embodiment of the earth and land itself.
She is associated with many of the evergreen plants that appear during the Yule season, especially mistletoe and holly, and is sometimes seen as an aspect of Frigga, wife of Odin.
In this theme, she is associated with fertility and rebirth.
Typically, she is also seen as a goddess of hearth and home, although in different areas she has clearly different purposes.
Hyldemoer is the supernatural matron of spinning, childbirth and domestic animals, and is also associated with winter, witches and the Wild Hunt.
In stormy nights she can be often heard flying through the air, accompanied by weird spirits and witches.
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