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What is Yggdrasil? Norse Mythology World Tree

Yggdrasil is commonly referenced in modern culture, but what is it exactly? Yggdrasil is the ancient Norse mythology’s world tree. It is a mighty ash tree around which the nine worlds exist. The name has been translated to mean “Ygg’s horse”, with Ygg being another name for Odin, the leader of the gods. Yggdrasil is depicted numerous times throughout history and art.
Yggdrasil, the World TreeYggdrasil, the World Tree

by Rachel Bassett on Tue, 05/11/2010 - 17:32

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