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Map of Yggdrasil (Nine Worlds) by solaroid Map of Yggdrasil (Nine Worlds) by solaroid
This is an illustration I did of the Nine Worlds from Norse mythology for my maps project. I wanted to do a simple, informative map because I was baffled by how little most people know about it compared to Greek/Roman/Egyptian mythology.

I used the Norwegian names instead of the Norse/Icelandic ones because that’s how I know them as and is a lot more relatable to me (ek snakkur ikkur islendur!) and the descriptions are in English, but there’s a full Norwegian version around somewhere…!

You can read more about the map over at my Tumblr.
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LunarStarwhisper Mar 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I just love the way you color things :heart:
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loveforlater Jan 23, 2014
This is an amazing map! I love the detail and the way you drew everything! So awesome; I've been looking for a map sort of like this and I'm so pleased I found it! :love:
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magnusalpha Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There are so many things I love about your style.
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Darth-Arthur Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful!!
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Mafutofu May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
favourite! just because you thought about the squirrel ratatösk (or ratatosk dunno wich is right)
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Mafutofu May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
waaaaait. you forgott the dragon chewing on the roots!
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Dittodude1211 Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nidhogg is there. He's just shown as a giant snake in the image because that's what he looked like. At least, more like that than a european dragon
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solaroid Oct 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Absolutely right! He is called an 'orm' in Norwegian and to me that is more of a giant serpent rather than a traditional dragon!  :D
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Dittodude1211 Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, that's wear the word Wyrm came from. Most people say it as Wee-rm and just think of it as a really big dragon, but it's really just more like Worm or Wurm because dragons back then were giant scaly worm/serpents, like you said.
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solaroid Nov 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I get really happy when people, like you, know about it, I always have to explain why the Midgard Serpent and Nidhogg aren't dragons!
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