Friday, 19 April 2013

O is for...
Old Lady Of The Elder Tree

The Old Lady Of The Elder Tree (or Elder Mother) come from the folklore of Germany and Denmark. She wears a cloak and carries a magical staff made out of wood from the Elder tree. If anyone else wishes to take wood from an Elder tree then they must first ask the Elder Mother by saying:
"Old girl, give me some of thy wood and I will give thee some of mine when I grow into a tree"
If permission is not asked before taking the wood then the person will be cursed with bad luck and the wood will become twisted and rot.

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