The tree of life is found in many cultures and religions.
Norse mythology: Yggdrasil is an immense tree whose branches and roots connect the nine realms
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 – In Norse mythology, Valhalla (/vælˈhælə, vɑːlˈhɑːlə/; from Old Norse Valhöll “hall of the slain”) is a majestic, enormous hall located in Asgard, ruled over by the god Odin.
- Álfheimr/Ljósálfheimr – realm of the Bright Elves
- Niðavellir/Svartálfaheimr – realm of the Dwarves
- Midgard (Earth) – realm of the Humans
- Jötunheimr/Útgarðr realm of the Giants and Frost Giants
- Vanaheim – Vanaheim is the home of the Vanir, the other family of Norse gods, who were associated with fertility and magic
- Niflheim – Niflheim, along with Muspelheim, is the oldest of the nine realms, the primordial land of ice, mist, and snow, from whence all life began.
- Muspelheim – Realm of Fire, the fire-giant Surtr, and Surtr’s forces of chaos
- Hel – realm of those who died of illness or old age and then of most people
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