Monday, April 16, 2012

Yggdrasil

Here's an except from my new article on Yggdrasil in Renaissance Magazine
that is now in bookstores and on newsstands. If your into Norse mythology or just curious about Yggdrasil, you will want to read my article.


"Yggdrasil was the great Tree of Life of the Norse people. A gigantic, eternally green Ash tree in the middle of Asgard that covered the entire universe binding the nine worlds, its branches rose above the heavens and its roots buried far into the depths. Yggdrasil had three enormous main roots that ended near an enchanted water source giving it perpetual life. The first rooted to Asgard, the home of the gods and ended near the well of Urd. The second rooted to Jotunhiem, the land of the Giants and ended near the well of Mimir. And the third to Niflhiem, domain of the dead ending near the spring of Hevergelmir..."


                                                                                                                                        
Myths, legends and folk lore of ancient cultures helped shaped today's world, they should not be discarded, but remembered for their meaning and connection to the present.

 The past yields to the future, thus the future dissolves into the past.

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