Norse mythology believed in nine worlds, all held together by the world tree Yggdrasil. Odin himself names Yggdrasil the “noblest of trees”.
Yggdrasil is usually depicted as a huge ash tree with leaves that extend into the heavens and three roots delving into the lower worlds. The dragon Níðhöggr lives among its roots, an eagle among its branches, and four stags live around it’s base and eat the leaves. The tree is an important location in Norse mythology not only because of its central location in the universe and the creatures that live among it, but also because of many important events which occur there.
Art by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law