Yggdrasil

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
An image of Yggdrasil, with the different animals that live in and around the tree. This is an illustration of a 17th-century manuscript.

Yggdrasil is the name of the tree that links the 9 different worlds of Norse mythology. The tree is an ash. It links Niflheim, Asgard, Midgard, Vanaheim, Alfheim, Nidavellir, Svartalfheim, Jotunheim, and Muspelheim. Below the tree resides Hel as well as the Well of Urd.