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Yggdrasil by redheaded-step-child Yggdrasil by redheaded-step-child
The Scandinavian/Norse World Tree, which was believed to support the entire universe. Asgard, the home of the Gods, is shown among the branches. The rainbow Bifrost Bridge connects Asgard to the mortal realm of Midgard, which is encircled by Jormungand, the immense Midgard Serpent. The dragon Nidhogg can be seen gnawing the Tree's roots beneath Helheim, the abode of the inglorious dead. Watercolor.
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theolphilous Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
Lovely art! I like the background as well, in this one. It feels like cracked earth and moss.
Gossamer1357 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student General Artist
This is beautiful and represents the 3 main world in Norse Mythology! I love how you included the dragon and The Midgard Serpent in there as well!
Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
Sarenth Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
This is simply amazing. A fabulous piece of art!
ThatThingYouLove Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
I think this is my favorite Yggdrasil to date.
Sunjinjo Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very lovely, I like the feeling of intricate Celtic artwork in the serpent and the roots. I also love the fact Bifrost actually ends in Scandinavia :D
Geosammy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! :iconvikingwarplx:
ZlobaNajvacsia Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
elenorasweet Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Absolutely amazing. I can't believe there isn't a print of this available.
blankface62 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
This is great!
Snigepippi Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very interesting and nicely done.
Like the way you made Nidhugg and the Midgard Serpent.
Would love to see it in a larger version :D :D
Thorskegga Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
friendofvampires Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice. i like the way you drew Loki's kid
netnezvanova Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Absolutely gorgeous! I'd actually love to have this a tattoo (with your permission, of course).
courier5 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
stumbled upon this image via this is a truly stunning piece.
allseeingeyeofhorus Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
I don't know why I love more the Norse Mythology than any mythological, probably like Greek. This is a great work!
winryxedwardforever Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011   Writer
I'm considering getting this as a backscape tattoo. It's between this design and a simple celtic design of the tree of life. suggestions?
MasterMitosi Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool!
shironomitsuki Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
I love this, it's beautiful!
Yulfgar Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011   Photographer
I love love love this.
FurryXXI Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful! If that's the tree I'm looking for, then I will support both "Mana" and "Tales of..."
Mitchel-Jacobsen Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010   Artisan Crafter
thors beard, that is good.
I forget, what happens to the tree after ragnarok?
LordNikonX Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Would you mind if I used this for a tattoo? If it's ok, is there a way of getting a higher resolution image or large print of it? I love Norse mythology and I love learning more and more about Odin, Yggdrasil, the children of Loki, the connection between Asgard, Midgard, and Helheim, Valkyries, Aesir and Vanir, Futharkian runes, etc.
I'm honored you'd like to use my image for a tattoo! I try not to post images at too high a resolution to avoid copying, but I do make up prints for people who ask to buy them. Please message me if you're interested, and thank you for the wonderful compliment!
LordNikonX Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
So sorry it's taken me almost two years to actually get back to and read your message! I would definitely love a big huge resolution image and a big poster of this if possible for my wall... and basically anything else you can make with this image hahah: keychains, stickers, you name it. I'm definitely gonna get this tattooed on my back one day after I finish working up this Final Fantasy sleeve I wanna get. I'll copy this message into an email or something for you. :) Hit me back!
Morphine-Cloud Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
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Joshuahanson Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
an intresting concept of Yggdrasil
Vivrephile Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Student Photographer
This is phenomenal!
DragonKira Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
I think this is just fantastic!!!!!What more can I see! Words are not enough!
van-goghbutterflies Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
This is beautiful. For a variety of reasons I have become very attached to the World Tree mythologies, and you did a wonderful job in depicting its Scandinavian presentation - I love how you've portrayed the tree's connection to the world of the divine and spiritual, our everyday world, and the underworld. So beautiful.
Wolfie-83 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great image depicting the old ways.
Johnsenki Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
Its you who made this pic.

I got a fucking S "In my cuntry 6" for doing a project on Norse mytology :D

And wel put it this way, only because of you then i got a good grade :D
ReficulNatas Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I do also support giving you a "Scandinavian Seal of Approval" on this one..
I'm from Denmark, and I believe this is one of the best Yggdrasil drawings, that I've seen so far :)
SuperXMidas Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
Long live Yggdrasil!
RedRising Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
this is a fantastic piece! awesome work!
Psi-Psiana Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
nice picture
sad you didn't draw the eagle but I like the picture anyways ^^
insufferable Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is actually amazing.
Thank you!
Carannilion Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008
This is a very wonderfull rendition of yggdrasil :D I love it. I am scandinavian, and you have my approval. =P Haha.
Wow that's high praise indeed! My Yggdrasil has the "Scandinavian Seal of Approval", lol I should add that to prints! :lol:
armoragnstwondr Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
this is absolutely breathtaking. is there any way to post a bigger picture? theres great detail lost, like the dead among the roots.
Thank you! It's pretty unavoidable to lose detail in scans unfortunately. :( There aren't any spirits or anything in the roots, does it look like there is in the scan? I'm curious.
ZacharyParker Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008
Absolutely beautiful!
Zagzagael Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
nice Ash!

P.S. C14H18N2O5 is poison.
Lunore Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OOh, very nice. I love the texture you got in the background. I always admire how sharp people can make their paintings come out (like on the roots). My hand's kinda shaky so I never can get good edges (eg if I tried to do this it would come out so much messier looking).
DuszanB Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
these is so good !
Rushy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
Great stuff!
Thanks so much! :D
Rushy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
You're very welcome :D
It's a really god piece. I should have said more in my original comment really.
Almost all of the essential elements are depicted in there from Bifrost right down to the dragon at the roots.
Tajun Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
wow that is beautiful! how long did it take you?
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