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Images of Old Norse Cosmology
Yggdrasil and the Nine Worlds

   
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

THE NINE WORLDS of NORSE MYTHOLOGY
  
Visions of Yggdrasil
Through Time and Space
     
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



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




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


III.
Inngard and Utgard:
A Modern Scholarly Perspective





IV.
The World-Mill
churning beneath the sea



V. The Symbolism of Sacrifice




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