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"Yggdrasil, the tree of the world. Guardian of wisdom... and fate also."
Johann Schmidt[src]

Yggdrasil is a figurative World Tree used by the Asgardians to describe the cosmic nimbus that connects the Nine Realms. Each branch or root connects to one of the realms.

History

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Yggdrasil

A Yggdrasil representation at the Hall of Science[1] displaying the Nine Realms

In 1942, when the HYDRA leader Johann Schmidt invaded the village of Tønsberg, Norway, he found the Tesseract hidden in the wall with a carving of the Yggdrasil Tree on it.[2]

More than sixty years later, Thor explains to Jane Foster the concept of the Nine Realms, by drawing Yggdrasil in a sketch pad.[3]

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Yggdrasil outlined and being consumed by the Aether

Years later, when Foster unintentionally hosts the Aether, she has a vision as Malekith extracts it from her body of his final plan to consume the Earth, the Sun, and all of Yggdrasil with the Aether and turn it back into darkness.

Trivia

  • The tree in the Hall of Science is connected to Yggdrasil and indicates the health and well-being of the Nine Realms. If Ragnarök happens, the branches which represent the affected realms would fall off.[1]

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