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YGGDRASIL

Picture of the Norse information YGGDRASIL from our Norse mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Norse information

Also known as YGGDRASILL

The giant ash tree at the Hub of the Universe

All NINE-WORLDS lurk within its branches — and then some.

Its three roots run riot, starting from ASGARD, JOTUNHEIM and HELHEIM where they are nourished by various beneficial waters including URD’s Well of Knowledge where MIMIR lurks. Not forgetting the NORNS who reside under it.

YGGDRASIL is home to an abundance of wildlife both magical and malicious, from gnawing NIDHOGG the dragon to entire herds of nibbling goats. In fact the tree is under constant threat of global catastrophe but the Norse Gods seem powerless to act.

At the very top is Vithofnir the Rooster, whose crowing will announce the awful terrible catastrophic RAGNAROK, thus ending the world. There’s also an eagle and RATATOSKR the Messenger Squirrel

Dew from the YGGDRASIL supplies mead for VALHALLA, and when the world ends in almost total devastation this tree will still be there, containing seeds for the next crop of beings. Hopefully humans, but most likely more bloody ash trees. I swear one is coming up at the end of my garden where I have a constant battle to keep it at bay.

YGGDRASIL FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : YGGDRASIL
Location : Scandinavia
Gender : Sorry, we don't know
Type : entry
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : YGGDRASILL
Popularity index : 23243

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Article last updated on 11 January 2013 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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