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The Yggdrasil

The Yggdrasil is a large mythical tree that plays a central role in Norse cosmology, where it connects the Nine Worlds.


  • "Where did you get this Christmas tree?"
    "Did you cut down the Yggdrasil?"
  • An ash I know there stands,
    Yggdrasill is its name,
    a tall tree, showered
    with shining loam.
    From there come the dews
    that drop in the valleys.
    It stands forever green over
    Urðr's well.
  • Does Yggdrasil drink from it because it is the Well of Wisdom, or is it the Well of Wisdom because Yggdrasil drinks from it?
  • I know that I hung
    on the windy tree
    Nine full nights,
    Pierced by a spear
    offered to Odin
    Myself to myself
    of which none knows
    Upon that tree
    Where its roots run...
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