The Divine Trees

Yggdrasil The Tree Of Life in Norse history

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Yggdrasil is an Eternal Green Ash Tree in Norse mythology, Standing in the middle of the world, with branches that stretch out over all of the nine realms. Each realm hangs on its own branch, but if the Tree should shake or fall, so will all the realms. The idea of a World Tree is also present among other Germanic tribes. In Saxony, Germany, the pagans worshipped a Tree called Irminsul. In India, worshipping of Peepal Tree is common. In the harappan seal found in the Indus Valley, the Pashupati seal can be seen depicting Shiva with a Peepal Tree (Bodhi Tree) branching from His head.