Themes in Old Norse Mythological Art
VISIONS
of YGGDRASIL
Through Time and Space
Also See: The Nine Worlds of Norse Mythology

   

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Snorri's Edda, Gylfaginning 15-16: "Where is the chief abode or holy place of the gods?" Hárr answered: 'That is at the Ash of Yggdrasill; there the gods must give judgment everyday.  ...The Ash is greatest of all trees and best: its limbs spread out over all the world and stand above heaven. Three roots of the tree uphold it and stand exceeding broad: one is among the Æsir; another among the Rime-Giants, in that place where aforetime was the Yawning Void; the third stands over Niflheim, and under that root is Hvergelmir, and Nídhöggr gnaws the root from below...  Much is to be told of it. An eagle sits in the limbs of the Ash, and he has understanding of many a thing; and between his eyes sits the hawk that is called Vedrfölnir. The squirrel called Ratatöskr runs up and down the length of the Ash, bearing envious words between the eagle and Nídhöggr; and four harts run in the limbs of the Ash and bite the leaves. They are called thus: Dáinn, Dvalinn, Duneyrr, Durathrór. Moreover, so many serpents are in Hvergelmir with Nídhöggr, that no tongue can tell them."
  
 
   
 
  1680 Edda Oblongata

   
 
1825 Finnur Magnússon
Eddalæren og dens Oprindelse, Vol. 3


     
1829 Gustav. T. Legis
Fundgruben des Alten Nordens


 
     
1845 Ortega
Author: Patricio de la Escosura
Manual de Mitología

     
 
      
1847 Paul Henri Mallet
Northern Antiquities


 
  1864 Karl Simrock
Die Edda

 
 
 
1865 Ludwig Berger
The Norns under Yggdrassil





 
  1871 Louis Huard
The Heroes of Asgard

 
        
1882 Wilhelm Wägner/Jakob Nover 
Nordisch-Germanische Götter und Helden
 
     
    
1885 Frederich Wilhelm Heine
Nordisch-Germanische Götter und Helden

 
   
1886 Viktor Rydberg
Undersökningar i Germanisk Mytologi
(Tr. 1889 Teutonic Mythology)
   
I. Based on the References in the Poetic Edda
   


II. A Logical Representation of the Description in the Prose Edda



 
1895 Lorenz Frølich
Den Ældre Eddas Gudesange


1897  Ernst Hermann Walther


 
 
1898 Carla Wenckebach


1899 Mary E. Litchfield
The Nine Worlds
  
 


1905 Ida Hedwig Schlender



1933 Revold Axel


   
   
1950 Steele Savage
Adventures with the Giants
Author: Catharine F. Sellew



1955 Brian Branstock
Gods of the North 
    
 1967 Ingri and Edgar d'Aulaire
D'Aulaires' Norse Gods and Giants





1969 Paul B. Taylor and W. H. Auden
The Elder Edda


 
1988 Kevin Crossley-Holland
The Norse Myths

 

1988 Marvel Comics
The Mighty Thor Series



1998 Eysteinn Björnsson
Hrafnagaldur Óðinns

  2001 Nicky Page


 
 
2003 Frances Melville
The Book of Runes


 
  2003 Christopher Abram  
Representations of the Pagan Afterlife  in Medieval Scandinavian Literature
 
 
 

2004 Elías Snæland Jónsson
Valkyrjan.com
 
     
  
2007 Miquel Coimbra




2007 Joanne Harris
Runemarks
 
     
  2011 Dietwald Doblies
Germanische Sagen




 
 
2011 Tome of Acturus Game

 
 

2014 Christina Balit
2015 National Geographic's  Treasury of Norse Mythology



 
 
  2017 Howard David Johnson
Ratatosk talks to the Eagle atop Yggdrassil 
HowardDavidJohnson.com




    
 
 

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Also See: The Nine Worlds of Norse Mythology

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