Quora answer: What is the most beautiful tree, in the physical or fictional world?

Feb 04 2012

Yaddrasil – World Tree; Horse of Odin

If not the most beautiful then at least the most wyrd.

http://www.germanicmythology.com/PoeticEdda/images/cosmoscrossleyholland.jpg
http://www.germanicmythology.com/PoeticEdda/GRM31.html

Odin hung in this tree for nine nights and days as a sacrifice from himself to himself in order to learn the secret of the Runes.

http://retrorpg.wordpress.com/2011/04/29/yggdrasil/
http://www.germanicmythology.com/PoeticEdda/Grimnismal.html

The Well and the Tree is the Primal Scene of the Indo-European worldview

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primal_scene
http://books.google.com/books?id=Spkk4Rlmo7cC&lpg=PP1&dq=intitle%3Aprimal%20intitle%3Ascenes&lr&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is&as_brr=0&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false

http://books.google.com/books?id=HcAoAAAAYAAJ&q=the+well+and+tree+bauschatz&dq=the+well+and+tree+bauschatz&hl=en&ei=StCQTqSUOunViALXi8HNCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA

http://urbanheathen.co.uk/articles/thewellandthetree.pdf

https://docs.google.com/document/d/117Ix1GTbRxjzfvBIhfs8o3p7DOxYwdQE5U69LHyHobM/edit?hl=en_US

 

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