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Yggdrasil Bookmark

Yggdrasil Bookmark

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Hand stamped and made from quality vegetable-tanned leather, these personalized bookmarks will ensure that you never lose your place again. These are a great gift or stocking stuffer for any bookworm!

Bookmark measures 10cm x 2cm // 4" x 3/4"

Yggdrasil – The World Tree:

In Norse Mythology, the world tree is the center and connector of the cosmos. It is an ash tree whose branches and roots interact with the realms.

Features and events regarding Yggdrasil are discussed in Gylfaginning and Skáldskaparmál (of the Prose Edda), and in Grímnismál and Völuspá (of the Poetic Edda).

It is in this tree that Odin, in Hávamál, claims he sacrificed “himself to himself,” hanging for nine days and nights until he finds the runes. Some believe the name Yggdrasil itself translates linguistically to “Odin’s horse” because of this story.

Yggdrasil’s roots drink from the realms of Hel (place of the dead), Jǫtunheimr (land of the giants), and Ásgarðr (home of the gods).

Near Ásgarðr, it is nourished by the well of Urðr, who is one of the fate-weaving norns that determines the partial destiny of all.

Some of Yggdrasil’s inhabitants include the infamous dragon Níðhöggr, who gnaws at the roots near Hel, and a hawk/eagle Veðrfölnir, who resides at the top of the branches. A mischievous squirrel, Ratatöskr, runs up and down the tree delivering slanderous words to provoke a fight between them.

There are also four red-deer stags that eat the leaves and chew the branches of Yggdrasil. They are named Dáinn, Dvalinn, Duneyrr, Duraþrór. Some claim that these represent the four seasons, or simply the wind.

At the sound of Gjallarhorn, Yggdrasil will burn and fall as the events of Ragnarök begin.

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    Donna Peebles

    Love it! Perfect for my copy of The Wander's Havamal.

    March 4, 2023
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    December 28, 2021
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    My son loves anything with the Yggdrasil motif. He's going to love this! Great bookmark.

    November 30, 2021
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    Well made

    November 3, 2021
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    October 25, 2021
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    Tina Seniuk

    I love the design of this bookmark! I only wish it was a little larger.

    July 12, 2021
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    Sea Song

    A beautiful piece of leather, elegantly detailed design. An excellent bookmark for oneself, or tucked into a book as a gift!

    December 16, 2020
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    Jaimie Martyn

    Great quality little bookmark. Beautiful and very well made 🙂

    November 3, 2020

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