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Yggdrasil, also known as the “World Tree” or “Universe Tree”, is an immense tree in Norse mythology. Its branches compose the world in Norse mythology. In Norse mythology, the lord god Odin’ spear Gungnir is also made of a branch from Yggdrasil.
Ihe Norse World Tree is a gigantic ash known as Yggdrasil (or Yggdrasill, the steed of Ygg or Odin).
Yggdrasil and the Nine Worlds The ash tree Yggdrasil is a mighty ash tree, the most perfect and beautiful of all trees: also the largest. It grows between the nine worlds and joins them, each to each. It is the biggest of all the trees there are, and the finest. The tops of its branches are above the sky.
Yggdrasil doesn't seem to have an origin; in the Prose Edda, which is a compendium of Norse myth, we get a description of the various beings that live in and around the tree, and how its three roots extend across the cosmos, but nothing about how it came to be.(You can find a pdf of Faulkes' translation here, or an older one on this page.). It doesn't seem unreasonable to suppose that it has.
Yggdrasil of the Northern Tradition also recognises these three levels but divides them into nine worlds or fruits of the tree. Nine is also an important magickal number. The maypole, the besom and the staff all represent Yggdrasil and proper use of these enables travel between the worlds.
Yggdrasill, the world tree, is an energy field that supports and connects the Ten Realms. It is represented as a tree the roots and branches of the tree each connect a different realm such as Asgard, Jotunheim, Muspelheim, Alfheim, Vanaheim, Nidavellir, Svartalfheim, Niffleheim and the earthly realm of Midgard through which all the connections pass. Initially, there were Ten Realms. The lost.
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