Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Yggdrasil Ice Medallion

It appeared on a dining room window yesterday morning... 
A frost patch that made me think of  Yggdrasil, the World Tree of Old Norse mythology...
Yggdrasil, a huge ash tree, is a meeting place of the gods. It is the tree upon which Odin hung for nine days, pierced by a spear, to learn the wisdom of the nine worlds.  Yggdrasil's branches reach  far into the sky and its three roots spread wide to a spring and two wells.   Creatures live within the great tree - among them a dragon, an eagle, and four stags. . .

I think I see them . . .




15 comments:

Victoria said...

Vicki, that's so cool! It does look like Yggdrasil, especially if you tilt your head to the left and look at it from the side. Great photo!

Ms. A said...

THAT IS SO AWESOME!!!

June said...

It looks like a cross section of human brain to me, but if I go with Yggdrasil, I don't see stags or eagles. I see a beaver's head, an ox's head, and a prehistoric horse. I'll keep studying it...

I'm reading "King Hereafter," by Dorothy Dunnett, and I quivered when I saw your title. The names!

Brian Miller said...

ha. cool hit on the word tree...its pretty amazing the patterns that develp in ice or frost...you've def given it magic though....smiles....

Christie Campbell said...

I see the tree. Before I even read the post and just looked at the picture, I saw the tree. That is so awesome!! Proof that Mother Nature is beautiful...as if it was needed.

NCmountainwoman said...

Fun post and lovely photographs.

Lise said...

That is beautiful, I wonder what caused it to form?

Vicki Lane said...

It's right by my husband's chair at the dining table. I suspect that he turned to look out, breathed on the glass, and the condensation froze.

Perhaps he's Odin...oh dear...

Frances said...

Wow! Very beautiful and evocative.

Nature is very generous in special ways during January. More light each day, More evidence of the elements. Etc., etc.

I did not know of, or remember, anything about Yggdrasil. Thank you, Vicki. xo

Inger said...

The Norse gods would love you for this post. I don't think too many Americans know about them.

Kath Marsh said...

It is. It is!! The Tree of Live! I love it! Best ice on window ever!

L. D. said...

That frost pattern is so unusual. I wonder why more of the window as not effected.

Suz said...

wow

Darla said...

This image is incredible…I'm saving it to my folder of images that I use as portals into contemplative writing. Thank you!

Carolyn said...

That is really cool! Gorgeous.