Yggdrassil Picture

In Norse Mythology it is said that the Earth, midgard, is connected to nine (I think!) other worlds by the branches of the great world tree - Yggdrassil.
This is my own take on the tree, Ive added a few more worlds of my own.

At the bottom of the tree is the hell serpent Niðhǫggr who entwines round the roots of the tree and the 'underworlds'. My Niðhǫggr was inspired by the hagfish and the depiction of the serpent by John Howe.

At the top of the tree is the nest of Solariss - the sun eagle (my own creation inspired by the eagle which sat on the top of the tree in Norse cosmology).

This is a digital painting using a hand drawn image as a guide.

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