Is Yggdrasil the same as the tree of life?
Yggdrasil is an important feature of Norse mythology. It is the Norse tree of life, encompassing all nine worlds that are part of the ancient Norse view of the cosmos. It is an ash tree in which all of the worlds, including the world of humans and the world of the gods, nestle among the branches and roots.
What is the symbolism of Yggdrasil?
Yggdrasil. This famous symbol represents a tree connecting in the cosmos the nine realms of the Norse universe. Growing from the Well of Urd, it symbolises the creation of life coming out of the water. This is the reason why Yggdrasil is also known as the Tree of Life.
What tree connects the 9 worlds?
In ancient Norse mythology and cosmology, Yggdrasil is an immense tree that sprang forth in the primordial void of Ginnungagap, unifying the 9 worlds of Asgard, Álfheimr/Ljósálfheimr, Niðavellir/Svartálfaheimr, Midgard (Earth), Jötunheimr/Útgarðr, Vanaheim, Niflheim, Muspelheim & Hel.