Linden Tree in spring.

The Tree of Life Yggdrasil

I’ve discussed the World Tree Yggdrasil previously, and its role in destiny as well. My thoughts have returned to it this week.

From Voluspa (Larrington translation):

19. I know that an ash-tree stands called Yggdrasil,
a high tree, soaked with shining loam;
from there come the dews which fall in the valley,
ever green, it stands over the well of fate.

20. From there come three girls, knowing a great deal,
from the lake which stands under the tree;
Fated one is called, Becoming another –
they carved on wooden slips – Must-be the third;
they set down laws, they chose lives,
for the sons of men the fates of men.

Lorenz Frølich - Published in Gjellerup, Karl (1895). Den ældre Eddas Gudesange
Lorenz Frølich – Published in Gjellerup, Karl (1895). Den ældre Eddas Gudesange
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