Yggdrasil or « Yggdrasil » World Tree « – Part 1/2
We’ll look at different aspects of Norse mythology in order to understand « the origin of runes » theme that we want to address « deep » to make you « capture the essence and power » of this technique that talk wood. Tool and oracle both, runes deserve some consideration to their origins. …
In Norse mythology, Yggdrasil or Yggdrasil is the « World Tree. » To translate literally what term we can say that it means « horse of Dread« , the Formidable (Ygg) denoting the god Odin. Based on her nine realms including the Kingdom of the Aesir, Vanir, elves of light, the middle kingdom, or kingdom of men, kingdom of giants, dark elf kingdom (also called dark elves), Kingdom of Ice (c is one where those who died of sickness or old age) resident, there is also the kingdom of light and the kingdom of the dead. So we are facing another form of organization and representation of the universe … Yggdrasil « Tree World » is depicted as a huge ash tree with three roots linking three different worlds: the realm of the Aesir, the middle kingdom where the human kingdom and the kingdom of ice; where those who died of sickness or old age these three known Asgard, Midgard and Niflheim resident. According to Norse mythology; the first comes from the root source Hvergelmir, located in Niflheim also known as the roaring cauldron (the meeting between lava and ice which gives rise to twelve rivers Elivagar). A dragon named Nidhogg jealously guard this source and gnaws the root. The second root is born in Fountain Mímir located in Jötunheim. Mímir is a character from Norse mythology known for his wisdom. He was beheaded after the war between the Aesir and the Vanir, but the god Odin raises his head for advice. His head keeps a source in the world tree, Yggdrasil. Some researchers say that the name Mimir is associated with wisdom, memory, and means « one who remembers. » The name would find its source mimorian Old English, from Latin memor, and come from the Indo-European root smer-, wonderful which means « remember. » Other researchers including Dillmann says that the name would be near Mimir Norwegian Meima « measure » and would be a derivative of Indo-European wonderful ‘measure’ and think it means « one measuring destiny. »
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