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English: English translation of the Prose Edda from 1847, by Oluf Olufsen Bagge.

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Yggdrasil, The Mundane Tree
see p. 492",
from a plate included in the English translation of the Prose Edda by Oluf Olufsen Bagge (1847)

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Oluf Olufsen Bagge (1780-1836), Yggdrasil, Prose Edda, 1847

Danish engraver b Copenhagen; d Copenhagen?

Yggdrasil is an immense ash tree that is central to Norse cosmology and considered very holy. The gods go to Yggdrasil daily to hold their courts. The branches of Yggdrasil extend far into the heavens, and the tree is supported by three roots that extend far away into other locations; one to the well Urðarbrunnr in the heavens, one to the spring Hvergelmir, and another to the well Mímisbrunnr. Creatures live within Yggdrasil, including the wyrm (dragon) Níðhöggr, an unnamed eagle, and the stags Dáinn, Dvalinn, Duneyrr and Duraþrór.
Source From Northern Antiquities.
Author Creator:Oluf Olufsen Bagge
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Higher resolution version, from a different book by Magnusen, Finn. Publisher: Bohn, Henry G., 1859


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