The Norse god Odin is a relentless seeker after knowledge and wisdom, and is willing to At the center of the Norse cosmos stands the great tree Yggdrasil. When Odin hung, speared, for nine days on the World Tree, he uttered the words that he had 'sacrificed himself onto himself'. This stanza gives. The Norse god Odin is a relentless seeker after knowledge and wisdom, and is willing to At the center of the Norse cosmos stands the great tree Yggdrasil. The origins of human beings according to ancient Sumerian texts. Suspended for nine windy nights, he learned their mysteries, and these he passed on to his people. Woo, that was a rollercoaster Davidson notes parallels between Yggdrasil and shamanic lore in northern Eurasia:. Viking S Viking Woman Law Norse Vikings The Vikings Norway Norse Mythology Asatru Wisdom Forward. Wight of the Nine Worlds. Sir Arthur Evans and the Unveiling of Knossos. He is put on a cross, on which he claims his father God has forsaken him. Or is it just a coincidence? Grove of Baduhenna Grove of Nerthus Grove of the Semnones Donar's Oak Irminsul Sacred tree at Uppsala. Replies to my comment. As a title claimed by Odin Yggr in that context would mean "Terrible One". ISBN Orel, Vladimir Subsequently, in the Norse creation myth, man and woman krickets from trees. Various interpretations have been offered for a symbol that appears on various archaeological finds known modernly as the valknut. Odin was credited with great wisdom, including knowledge of magic and divination. Baggeson, the poem Maskeradenball and Optrin af Norners og Asers Kamp: Davidson details that it would be difficult to ascertain whether a tree or pillar came first, and that this likely depends on if the holy location was in a thickly wooded area or not. Yggdrasill shivers, the ash, as it stands. In both sources, Yggdrasil is an immense ash tree that is center to the cosmos and considered very holy.