What is another word for ygdrasil?

5 synonyms found


[ ˈɪɡdɹasə͡l], [ ˈɪɡdɹasə‍l], [ ˈɪ_ɡ_d_ɹ_a_s_əl]

Yggdrasil is a term from Norse mythology that refers to the mystical tree of life that served as the axis of the universe. While the name Yggdrasil is unique to Norse mythology, there are other terms used in different cultures to refer to a tree of life or a symbol of eternal life. In Hindu mythology, there is the Ashvattha tree, while the Bodhi tree is the tree of enlightenment in Buddhism. In Celtic mythology, the Oak tree is a symbol of strength and longevity. The use of trees as symbols of life and eternal existence is a common theme across many cultures.

Related words: yggdrasil tree, yggdrasil game, yggdrasil meaning, yggdrasil plants, yggdrasil forest

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    What are the hypernyms for Ygdrasil?

    A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
    • Other hypernyms:

      tree, sacred tree, world tree, cosmic tree, temporal tree.

    Usage examples for Ygdrasil

    Through its very centre, and as though supporting it, pierces the gnarled trunk of a walnut tree, reminding one of ygdrasil, the Upholder of the Universe.
    "A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil"
    T. R. Swinburne
    Out of them has come the great Tree of Knowledge of our time, which is, too, the only ygdrasil of Life, undying because it lives upon successive generations of human brain cells.
    "The Glands Regulating Personality"
    Louis Berman, M.D.
    Perhaps the formation of the first pair out of trees had a deep connection with the tree of life, ygdrasil, which extended, according to Norse mythology throughout the universe, furnishing bodies for mankind from its branches.
    "The Woman's Bible Part I. Comments on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Part II. Comments on the Old and New Testaments from Joshua to Revelation."
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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