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Yggdrasil: Meaning of the Tree of Life

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Yggdrasil: Meaning of the Tree of Life

Yggdrasil, The World Tree of Norse Mythology Yggdrasil is in Norse Mythology and among the Vikings, the Tree of the World. His name literally means "steed of the God Odin" The meaning of the Tree of Life Yggdrasil is represented as a huge ash tree with three roots connecting three different worlds (Ásgard, Midgard and Niflheim). The first root comes from the Hvergelmir spring, located in Niflheim. A dragon, Nídhögg, jealously guards this source and gnaws at the root. The second is born in the Mímir fountain, located in Jötunheim....

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