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Yggdrasil   -The World Tree- by Duende14 Yggdrasil   -The World Tree- by Duende14
In Norse mythology, Yggdrasil is the "World Tree", a tree, that connects all the nine worlds
the eagle is Vidopnir who argues constantly with Nidhoggr
the lizard/dragon tha lives and eats the roots of yggdrasil but since the eagle never leaves its perch, the squirrel Ratatoskr conveys insults and comebacks between the two

left runes
Sowulo: power, activity, fertility, health
Algiz: protection, support, a mentor
Perth: magic, divination, fertility, prophecy

right runes
Uruz: vitality, instinct, wildness, unconscious
Raido: journey, destiny, life lessons
Laguz: emotions, fears, revelation, intuition
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Casanovacamilo Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
He leído un poco sobre este árbol, no lo suficiente como para traerlo en la piel, me podrías apoyar con algunos links o reñas de libros para saber mas de este hermoso árbol de antemano te agradezco por el apoyo y por esta bella imagen saludos cordiales desde Villahermosa Tabasco
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elnuevosol Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is a fantastic image, the yggdrasil of yggdrasils. I'd like to make a retablo of it, a type of tin picture. As I've read I'll post a pic. Thanks, your stuff is cool.
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gridzilla Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Will do, thank you!
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gridzilla Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
This is a gorgeous design, I have been looking at designs of Yggdrasil for a while and I have fallen in love with this one. Would it be alright if I used this as a tattoo design?
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Duende14 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
yeah, no problem! if you get ti done, post a pic!
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pophamad Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
I think this design is awesome and would like to potentially use it on a t-shirt or sweatshirt or something, is that cool?  It could potentially be on a website, where there could be a link to your gallery, or something of the sort.  Thanks for posting cool art!
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Duende14 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
do you intend to buy the tshirts or sweatshirt?
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CJBlanton Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
I'm think about using your design as the basis for a tattoo. I'm Asatru and I've been thinking about committing Yggdrasil to my skin. I love your design and just wanted your permission. When I finally go through with it, I'll post a picture (per your rules :-).
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:iconduende14:
Duende14 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
go ahead man! enjoy! :)
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ShachafFN Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
id like to use the picture for my tattoo , is it ok?
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:iconduende14:
Duende14 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
go ahead, if you get the tattoo thou I would appreciate if you showed me a pic! :)
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ShachafFN Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
no problem!=] gonna make it on thursday this week, will upload after i get it =]! thanks you!
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:iconduende14:
Duende14 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
good luck!
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Duende14 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Looks awesome! congrats on the tattoo!
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bbarrois Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Your Yggdrasil is one of the wonders of the world.  
I'd like to use it to illustrate a web page I'm creating:  "Before Babel -- Indo-European Versions of Tales from Genesis", which is supposed to go up as BeforeBabel.tripod.com when it's ready.  Is that okay with you?  I tentatively included the full link by way of attribution.  

Bert Barrois
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:iconduende14:
Duende14 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
No problem man, as long as yoy credit me and put a link Im totally fine eith it. good luck with your site!
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Luckywhatup Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Hey man!
I asked you, maybe four years ago, about if i could use you drawing for insiration for my tattoo. Now i finally got it done 6 months ago, and i came out awesome.
Cheers, man! 

Sincer
- Laust
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:iconduende14:
Duende14 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I'm glad you got it done and are enjoying it! if you can, post a pic!
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:iconmedb85:
Medb85 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous?  Is it alright if I use it to design a tattoo?  I will post a pic!
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:iconduende14:
Duende14 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Yeah! no problem, enjoy!
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:iconmedb85:
Medb85 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Here is a picture: medb85.deviantart.com/art/Yggd…
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:iconduende14:
Duende14 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Looks awesome!
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Morninglight2 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your world tree and I think it would make an awesome tattoo. :)
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grontito Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
THIS IS A WORK SO SIMPLE (IN SHAPE) BUTSO POWERFULL,I´M GONNA MAKE IT MY BANNER! THANK YOU FOR SHARING TO THE WORLD, BLESSINGS ! )O(
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amygdalon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
very pleasing, thanks for sharing!
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jetaimepas Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello Hello!!
I really love this yggdrasil, so did my tattoo inspired on your art ^^
If you want to see, is there: [link]
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LoxyZen Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Nice work. I saw your tree there [link]
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Astrid-McCraine18 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Very nice use of runes, well done.
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stigbj Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Being Norwegian, I`d like to make a few comments:

Yggdrasil is the norse variant of the world tree (other mythologies also have world trees). Ygg means The Terrifying, a name for Odin. Drasill means horse. Odin once hung himself in the tree to gain power over the runes - Odin's horse = swinging from the gallows . This is described in "Håvamål", the norse book of poems about the gods.

It is thought of as an evergreen ash or yew. Its crown covers the sky and dew drips down from it to earth (rain). Its branches connects the world. Several animals live in the tree:

The eagle -Víðópnir (pronounced "vithoffnir") - at the top represents positive forces (lysmaktens ørn). Between its eyes sits a falcon - Vêrfolne.
The snake/dragon at the bottom represents dark forces. Nidhoggr means something like malecious bite.
There`s the squirrel, which you have described. There are also four deer - Dåin, Dvalin, Dunøyr og Duratro - and a goat (Heidrun) grassing in the crown of the tree. Heidrun supplies the einherjingene (men who have fallen in battle) with mead in Valhalla.

Yggdrasil has three roots: One leads to the home of aesirs and norns. Urdardbrønn (the well of wisdom) is here. The second leads to the rimtussene (sort of like small trolls). Here is mimesbrunn, the well of knowledge. The third leads to Nivleheim (The north side of the world, covered in frost and fog). In the bottom of the well Kvergjelme here, dwells Nidhoggr.

As Volve prophecises in Voluspå, before Ragnarok (the end of the world) Yggdrasil will shake and tremble, and then succumb to the World Fire.

Bit hard to include all that in one tattoo, I know :) I really like it, looks very nice.
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Gasu21 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Have you read any of the books in the Michael Scott series, "Secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel"? It mentioned this world and many others. I thoroughly enjoyed the series, even though I haven't read the final book. I highly recommend it.
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Lupas-Deva Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
I think this is the final version.

[link]
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:iconduende14:
Duende14 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Very nice design! thanks for letting me know, better than the original ;)
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Lupas-Deva Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
I wouldn't say better. Mine has a different purpose. So I had to simplfy.

Yours is very pleasing to the eye.
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Lupas-Deva Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
I used this awesome pic for inspiration for a logo. I made sure to link back to you.
[link]
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Pillooww Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Norse mythology!!!!!!!!!!!!! :O Wihoooo! :D Love it :heart:
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:iconduende14:
Duende14 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
thaaanks, I love it too :)
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Koiris Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You wouldn't mind me getting a slightly modded version of this as a tattoo, now would you? I know many people have already asked you this, but I just want to be sure if it's okay in my case as well XD
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:iconduende14:
Duende14 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Yep, ok as always, just one rule, if you get it done, post a pic! :)
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Koiris Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It is done!
I have a picture here: [link]
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:iconduende14:
Duende14 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Looks awesome! enjoy your tattoo and thanks for sharing
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dante1960 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Hi,you seem to be inundated with requests, and so here is mine as I think it would be rude to just use it without permission, but could I also use a modified version of this for a tattoo please?
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:iconduende14:
Duende14 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Yep, no problem! just one rule, if you get it done, post a pic! :)
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bufflehead Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Lovely, powerful Yggdrasil. I reposted this on Tumblr with a comment: [link]
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Spartan088 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Hey I really like the design. I was wondering if you wouldn't mind if I incorporate elements of it into a tattoo I'm working on.
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KPilot Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
I'd like to jump on the bandwagon of getting this (slightly modified) as a tattoo, if you don't mind! Thanks for the beautiful art!
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:iconduende14:
Duende14 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
yeah no problem! thanks for asking :) if you get it done show me a pic If you can
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TheImpossibleMission Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used it as this post

[link]

and its gotten quite popular, but the picture is linked right to your deviantart. I hope all of this is okay, because I gave you credit as well :)
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:iconduende14:
Duende14 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Yeah no problem! thanks for the shout
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TheImpossibleMission Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its actually gotten quite popular on tumblr overnight! I couldn't believe how many people reblogged it :)
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