Somewhere Over the Rainbow......

Images of Old Norse Cosmology
Yggdrasil and the Nine Worlds

   
 
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THE NINE WORLDS of NORSE MYTHOLOGY

THE PRIMARY THEORIES:

 
An INTRODUCTION to Old Norse Cosmology


I.
Old Norse Cosmology Drawn from
Passages in the Poetic Edda

Towards an Understanding of the Genuine Old Heathen Worldview
How our forebears saw the world




    
   
II.  Old Norse Cosmology Drawn from
Passages in Snorri's Edda

Snorri's Attempt to Align the Roman Catholic and Old Norse Worldviews
A Cosmology in Chaos



From Kevin Crossley-Holland's The Norse Myths (1988)


III.
Inngard and Utgard:
A Modern Scholarly Perspective

Attempts to Reconcile the Cosmological References
in the Poetic Edda and Snorri's Edda





IV.
The World-Mill
The Salt-Mill at the Bottom of the Sea



V. The Symbolism of Sacrifice

Delving Deeper into the Mysteries of the Germanic Religion





Visions of Yggdrasil
Through Time and Space
  
"I think that I shall never see,
A sight as lovely as a Tree."

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