Yggdrasill


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Yggdrasill

(ĭg`drəsĭl, yo͞og`–), in Norse mythology, the great tree of the world. Its branches and roots extended through all the universe—the heavens, the earth, and the underworld. At its top sat an eagle, at its bottom twined a serpent, and between them ran a squirrel breeding discord. It was prophesied that at the doom of the gods the tree would be destroyed. See Germanic religionGermanic religion,
pre-Christian religious practices among the tribes of Western Europe, Germany, and Scandinavia. The main sources for our knowledge are the Germania of Tacitus and the Elder Edda and the Younger Edda.
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And while we line up our largest saw, Yggdrasill reveals that our efforts lack all sense, that it has done no good to do double, triple, and maybe even quadruple the work we did in other years, because in the end we won't receive the boars or the flour, not even the pieces of glory, because the glory of our Lord is empty, false as a pewter coin.
Yggdrasill says: the Emperor has put aside more paper than has ever been seen before, a mountain, the sheets of which if stacked would reach the moon.