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Yggdrasil -The World Tree-

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Published: July 16, 2007
In Norse mythology, Yggdrasil is the "World Tree", a tree, that connects all the nine worlds
the eagle is Vidopnir who argues constantly with Nidhoggr
the lizard/dragon tha lives and eats the roots of yggdrasil but since the eagle never leaves its perch, the squirrel Ratatoskr conveys insults and comebacks between the two

left runes
Sowulo: power, activity, fertility, health
Algiz: protection, support, a mentor
Perth: magic, divination, fertility, prophecy

right runes
Uruz: vitality, instinct, wildness, unconscious
Raido: journey, destiny, life lessons
Laguz: emotions, fears, revelation, intuition
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Willfire-Z-TigerHobbyist General Artist
Nice. I love how traditional it looks. Very cave man-y. It looks like tribal art. I love the coloring for the leaves. I love the background.
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He leído un poco sobre este árbol, no lo suficiente como para traerlo en la piel, me podrías apoyar con algunos links o reñas de libros para saber mas de este hermoso árbol de antemano te agradezco por el apoyo y por esta bella imagen saludos cordiales desde Villahermosa Tabasco
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elnuevosolHobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is a fantastic image, the yggdrasil of yggdrasils. I'd like to make a retablo of it, a type of tin picture. As I've read I'll post a pic. Thanks, your stuff is cool.
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Will do, thank you!
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This is a gorgeous design, I have been looking at designs of Yggdrasil for a while and I have fallen in love with this one. Would it be alright if I used this as a tattoo design?
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Duende14Professional Interface Designer
yeah, no problem! if you get ti done, post a pic!
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I think this design is awesome and would like to potentially use it on a t-shirt or sweatshirt or something, is that cool?  It could potentially be on a website, where there could be a link to your gallery, or something of the sort.  Thanks for posting cool art!
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Duende14Professional Interface Designer
do you intend to buy the tshirts or sweatshirt?
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I'm think about using your design as the basis for a tattoo. I'm Asatru and I've been thinking about committing Yggdrasil to my skin. I love your design and just wanted your permission. When I finally go through with it, I'll post a picture (per your rules :-).
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Duende14Professional Interface Designer
go ahead man! enjoy! :)
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id like to use the picture for my tattoo , is it ok?
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Duende14Professional Interface Designer
go ahead, if you get the tattoo thou I would appreciate if you showed me a pic! :)
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no problem!=] gonna make it on thursday this week, will upload after i get it =]! thanks you!
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Duende14Professional Interface Designer
good luck!
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Duende14Professional Interface Designer
Looks awesome! congrats on the tattoo!
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Your Yggdrasil is one of the wonders of the world.  
I'd like to use it to illustrate a web page I'm creating:  "Before Babel -- Indo-European Versions of Tales from Genesis", which is supposed to go up as BeforeBabel.tripod.com when it's ready.  Is that okay with you?  I tentatively included the full link by way of attribution.  

Bert Barrois
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Duende14Professional Interface Designer
No problem man, as long as yoy credit me and put a link Im totally fine eith it. good luck with your site!
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Hey man!
I asked you, maybe four years ago, about if i could use you drawing for insiration for my tattoo. Now i finally got it done 6 months ago, and i came out awesome.
Cheers, man! 

Sincer
- Laust
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Duende14Professional Interface Designer
I'm glad you got it done and are enjoying it! if you can, post a pic!
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Medb85Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous?  Is it alright if I use it to design a tattoo?  I will post a pic!
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Duende14Professional Interface Designer
Yeah! no problem, enjoy!
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Medb85Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Here is a picture: medb85.deviantart.com/art/Yggd…
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Duende14Professional Interface Designer
Looks awesome!
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