Okay so I have a bit of a theory about who mother is that I'm still trying to flesh out and think about.
When I heard the Kralk say "mother" I instantly thought of the creation myth of Grandmother Spider. Spiders are a big part of a lot of creation myths but the two I version of the her myth I want to mostly focus on are these.
This story begins with Tawa (the sun god) and Spider Woman (Spider Grandmother) who is identified with the Earth Goddess. They separate themselves to create other lesser gods, then create the earth and its creatures. Spider Woman and Tawa realized the creatures they made were not alive so they gave them souls. After this, they created woman and man from their own likeness and sang them to life. From there, Spider Woman separated creatures into tribes and lead them through the Four Great Caverns. After they came to their final home, Spider Woman tells the people the roles of a woman and a man, as well as the religious practices they were to follow. It is also noted that Fred Eggan found this version to be close to the Zuni creation myth.
The Four worlds and the Emergence
In this narrative, Grandmother Spider is also known as the Good Spirit. She acts as a guide to the creatures in the first world, helping them travel to the higher worlds. She guides and mentors them as they change into different forms, slowly becoming more human. She leaves the creatures in the fourth world (the high world) to settle permanently.
Now I'm thinking that mother is actually Koda and Koda is based around this Grandmother Spider Myth.
Some similarities between Kodan and Native clute
Looking over the text from "The Wisdom and Power of the Kodan
Long ago, Koda, the Ancient One, Founder of the Earth, Keeper of the Sky, formed the world. In the beginning, the spirits of the world were wild and untamed. In time, many took physical form: spirits of stone, spirits of water, spirits of wind, spirits of soil, spirits of plants and birds and creeping things. All things with form have spirits... as do many formless things.
But one day the bear stood up and looked around him and saw that the spirits of the world were restless and chaotic. He could not understand the endless cycles of creation and destruction. And so bear was the first creature to speak, and with his first words he asked Koda, "Why is this so?" And Koda was pleased and made this offer to the bear: "If you would watch and learn, then watch and learn, and you shall protect and guide the spirits of this world." And those who praised Koda and accepted this offer became the kodan.
This to me I think is plain and simple about the creation of the elder dragons and witnessing the elder dragon cycle. It also talks about how the followers of koda are guides for the spirits of the world. Which is the core idea for most of the stories about the Grandmother Spider.
Another thing listed.
They believe that all beings are fated to come back again and again, but each time reborn as members of the same race—a sort of spiritual purity maintained throughout reincarnations. Humans come back as humans, charr return as charr, kodan come back as kodan. Only when you are greatly enlightened do you "advance," and are reincarnated as a member of the next race in the balance.
Again a strong parallels to the second Spider Grandmother legend about how they guild spirits on their travels are they grow and change and evolve to be more human(tho in this case it more kodan like, tho it does suggest and interesting idea between the norn, kodan, and even humanity if becoming more human is considered a higher state of being or something. Dont forget humans are originally from a different world sheppard to Tyria by the gods.).
Other notes and observations.