A wonderful tree, named “Yggdrasil,” connected all the worlds.
The man who shot him had been on Yggdrasil and knew what he was being called.
The central notion is that of Yggdrasil, the tree of the universethe tree of time and life.
It is generally supposed to have its origin in mythological times and to be a vestige of the marvelous tree, Yggdrasil.
The mighty ash tree, Yggdrasil, was supposed to support the whole universe.
This also was below the roots of Yggdrasil, in the spot where the sky and ocean met.
She was a child of Loki and the giantess Angurboda, and dwelt beneath the roots of the sacred ash, Yggdrasil.
So he sent her down, down into the dark, cold land of Niflheim, which lay below one root of the great tree Yggdrasil.
Near the great eagle perched a hawk, and four antlered deer browsed among the buds of Yggdrasil.
The Norns, three sisters, also lived at the roots of Yggdrasil, and were careful to see that it was watered every day.
great tree of the universe, 1770, from Old Norse ygdrasill, apparently from Yggr, a name of Odin + drasill "horse."