Norse Mythology

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Norse Tree Spirit

Also known as Elder Mother, Elder Woman, Hyldequinde

Picture of the Norse Tree Spirit Hyldemoer from our Norse mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Spirit of the Elder Tree

She is an elderly lady. That’s elder as in elder tree, not older or alder. She is a Tree Spirit who seems nice enough, provided you respect elder trees.

Whatever you do, never take wood from an elder tree without asking her permission first. If you don’t, she will take her revenge.

Scandinavian folklore reveals that she particularly dislikes her trees being chopped down to make cradles and cribs. If you put a baby to sleep in an elderwood cradle, Hyldemoer will come along and pull at the innocent babe’s legs until it shrieks.

Hyldemoer Facts and Figures

Name: Hyldemoer
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Elder Mother, Elder Woman, Hyldequinde

Gender: Female
Type: Spirit
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Trees
Area of expertise: Trees

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 7908

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Article last revised on September 22, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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