ritual and celebration burning

Elder is unlikely to be used because of deep superstitions of attracting bad omens, bad luck and wrath from the hags and goddesses.

wands and staves

Also Elder wood is unlikely to be used for these crafts, and should you see someone with an Elder wand or stave is this a person to be trusted?


There is one delightful custom that is almost extinct. That is planting an Elder at the end of a grave. Sometimes trimmed to take on a cross shape. When the Elder eventually blossoms, it is said to confirm the spirit of the person in the grave has found a happy place.  

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