Runes in the Yggdrasil with Jormungand

Silk Alchemy

Joined March 2010

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Once upon a time, long before Marvel and Disney got married…

A glowing Rune of complexity emanating from the timeless Ash tree, the Great Yggdrasil, the Axis Mundi connecting the nine realms
​The first level
Asgard, world of the Aesir
Vanaheim, land of the Vanir
Alfheim, land of the light elves.
The second level
Midgard, Land of humans (middle world/garden)
Nidavellir, Land of the dwarfs
Jotunheim, Land of the giants (Jotuns)
Svartalfheim, Land of the dark elves.
The third level
Hel, Realm of the dead
Niflheim, World of the dead.

The complex runes glowing here start with the
​Hagal, (Armanen system) ​the mother of all runes, A multi layered, ancient and profound rune. The Origin. Harmony. It symbolizes or stimulates the birth of consciousness within. Though also known as Hail and in the Anglo-Saxon system, the Serpent, in some respects, I’d say it still represents the same thing – the storm of creation and the endless cycle of death and rebirth. Our heritage encoded in our DNA.
​Here seen as a subtle double helix rising up the tree.
​From Hagal can be found many other embedded runes,
Sowelu, Dagaz, Gebo, Eihwaz, Ansuz, Algiz, Wunjo, Raid.

​Wrapped at the base of the tree is Jormungand, the mighty Midgard serpent encompassing the oceans surrounding middle earth, that is, until Ragnarok when He and Thor destroy each other. Here I have him eating his tail, in the same vein as the alchemical symbol, Ouroboros, representing the infinite and regenesis.

(​Yet another curious potential reference to a great cosmic cataclysm and the resulting ophiolatry? Please do check out my articles on Buddhistdoor for some of my thoughts)

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