Elder Tales

E1963E25-DCB0-467D-A9B4-C1E3DF1856E4🌿💚LOOKING to make some Elder syrup over the next couple of weeks as the berries ripen; I was looking up the folklore of the Elder … some of these I knew, some I didn’t …

– the tree is inhabited by a spirit called The Elder Mother
– if you cut the tree without asking permission, she’ll get cross
– if you have an Elder growing outside your door, you’ll be protected from witches and other assorted evil spirits, entities, monsters, dragons etc
– stand under the Elder tree at Midsummer and you’ll see fairies
– fall asleep under the tree and the fairies will take you away

Who knew? 😊😊💚🌿

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