The World Tree


#1

Does anyone know about the World Tree of Norse mythology, Yggdrasil? Or does anyone know of another World Tree of another belief system?

The Yggdrasil is a giant tree of ash or yew that connects the heavens, earth, and the underworld. Which is cool in an of itself. But what I want to know, if it is a magic tree, and if I can swing it as also the Tree of Magic? What do you all think?


#2

No!!

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no never heard of it


#3

ehm…NO? LOL


#4

The world tree is common throughout many cultures,the americas,germanic(norse) finnish and most european.My understanding is its a conection between the heavens,earth & the underworld.Most commonly known as odins horse,there should be no trouble linking it to magic as the indians of the americas considered it to have magical properties.W;-)


#5

Okay. Thank you. Do you think it could still be called Yggdrasil if it was more magical?


#6

I dnt think the name would change as it is known by several different names depending on the culture.The indian cultures of south america considered it to be a source of dark magic,as with most things oure beliefe of something makes it what it is.! Hope this helps,just remember be carefull what you wish for.W;-)


#7

Thank you, thank you for your help! I’m writing a story and I didn’t want to misrepresent the Yggdrasil. Since that’s really one of the only names I am familiar with for it. Thank you again!^^