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Yggdrasil by Ljotunnr Yggdrasil by Ljotunnr
In Norse mythology, Yggdrasil is the world tree, evergreen ash, which is the image of the cosmos. (basswood, 75x37 cm)


"An ash I know there stands,
Yggdrasill is its name,
a tall tree, showered
with shining loam.
From there come the dews
that drop in the valleys.
It stands forever green over
Urðr's well."
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Given 2013-07-13
Yggdrasil by ~Ljotunnr The suggester wrote: "I especially love the tangling between the roots and the waves" ( Suggested by PetiteBubu and Featured by maytel )
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magnusalpha Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
BEAUTIFUL. I'd buy one in a second.
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TonyEverett Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Beautiful work. :)
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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ok4me-ocarinas Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very cool depiction of the mighty world tree!!!
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:iconriverdeltora:
RiverDeltora Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
So beautiful! I have always loved this particular myth, one of my favorites.
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Dejga Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Awersome!
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SN2 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
i've never heard of this myth and look forward to find out more out this tree :). excellent craftsmanship and carefully carving each part of the wood to make this :)
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:iconmozetto:
Mozetto Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Incredible!
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:iconmoonymina:
MoonyMina Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is truly awesome!! congratulations on the DD!!!!
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:iconaldistar:
Aldistar Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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XUMAart Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations! and good job, it is impressing!!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Your design and details are beautiful! I love Norse mythology! :heart: Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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:iconrichcameron:
RichCameron Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful...very attractive work!
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HoneyandChai Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! Well deserved.
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student General Artist
I love detailed woodworking pieces - therefore this piece tickles my fancy like nothing else! :D I think the concept is brilliant.
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Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations on the DD! :hug:
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SidicusMaximus Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Greatness.
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Minecraft-Skellyboo Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! :deviation:
:star:Good Work!:star:
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD
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:iconmea00:
mea00 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work! Congrats on the DD
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:iconillydragonfly:
IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013   Writer
Congratulations for the DD, but among the Yggdrasil tree shouldn't be a giant sleepy snake? Or I got confused with another myth?
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:iconljotunnr:
Ljotunnr Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013   Artisan Crafter
You're right, this tree is related to many animals and symbols. I chose to make just plain tree with rivers. I think I will come back to this myth and manage additional Yggdrasil tree with snake.
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IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013   Writer
Cool!
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Jim-DA Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I think you're getting your mytos crossed. At least from my knowledge. Yggdrasil is the tree of life. Said to be the tree that bore the fruit of every living being that walked the planet.
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IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013   Writer
Now we are talking I'm pretty sure it's the right myth, around that tree there are many animals, but among the roots there are many snakes and Nidhöggr' s one who chews the roots and during the Ragnarok will raise to destroy the world.
But I still think your work is beautiful! ;)
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Jim-DA Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I see, I forgot about that part. This artwork isn't mine btw. I do like to find various forms of myths and keep it in the mind vault here. The part of the myth I told was repeated in 'Legend of Dragoon' for the PS1. It became a rather focal point in said game towards the later part of disk 3.
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:iconillydragonfly:
IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013   Writer
Wow, games and movies can teach a lot! ;)
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Jim-DA Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
IKR? :D
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Savaliste Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
YAY! CONGRATZ, A DAILY DEVIATION!!!! :iconbravoplz: :party:
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Rayckro Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Congratulation on the Daily Deviation! :D
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DonnKinney Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
beautiful work :+fav:
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moro9495 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student General Artist
The shapes and the colors are sooo beautiful.
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Chookums Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thesis a really nice piece, love the contrasting colours, and the fact that the world tree is in fact made of wood. The style also has a nice mythological quality to it. Congrats on the well deserved DD.
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Necromortis666 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work
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chamberfis6 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Wonderful. Your other wok as well...
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Scepa Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
woah! nice!
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DAGAIZM Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
thank You for bringing back old mitology alive!
TREE OF LIFE AND LIFEGIVING WATER
powerfull symbols in so many cultures!
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is charming! Congrats on the DD.
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cellaradore Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
For sale?
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:iconljotunnr:
Ljotunnr Featured By Owner May 18, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Yes, it's for sale :)
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Ljotunnr Featured By Owner May 26, 2013   Artisan Crafter
and it's already sold.
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offermoord Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Fantastic work! I envy your craftmanship!
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Sidh-Art Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
With what kind of material did you manage the colours?
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:iconljotunnr:
Ljotunnr Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013   Artisan Crafter
with special paints for wood
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Sidh-Art Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, okay! Thanks!
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JillHoffman Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is fantastic, I love the style and the craftsmanship is great.
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Eldr-Fire Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a great interpretation of Yggdrasil. I love all of the interweaving and how it's three-dimensional. Great colors too. This is amazing!
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AzizrianDaoXrak Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is GORGEOUS. I particularly love the roots. :)
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Olaf68 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
very beautiful
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Thorskegga Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work :)
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