Yggdrasil | Small Fine Art Painting


This design by Villkat Arts is a tribute to the great ash tree at the central spire of the Nordic cosmological world, known as Yggdrasil.

Yggdrasil is mentioned in Gylfaginning and Skáldskaparmál (of the Prose Edda), and in Grímnismál and Völuspá (of the Poetic Edda). Some believe that the name of the tree can be translated to something similar to "Odin's Horse." This imagery aligns with the idea that he mounted (hung) himself on the world tree in Hávamál, sacrificing “himself to himself.” There he stayed hanging for nine days and nights until he reached down and found the wisdom that was the runes.

Material & Make

The artwork you will receive is the original piece. It was hand painted and comes on a cotton canvas stretched over a wooden frame backing. Please know that our images intend to capture the colour to the best of our ability, but can’t always display the exact nuances of texture and tint within the artwork. If you have concerns about this, please try viewing on different monitors to make sure your computer or phone is giving you the best representation.

About The Artist

Known as Villkat Arts in his tattoo work, Ash is celebrated globally for his ability to communicate the shamanistic and spiritual components of the ancient world through his artistry. With a focus on Celtic and Nordic symbolism, Ash’s intention and energy shines through in each of his works, creating a connection between the viewer (or wearer) and the depth of meaning within these art styles. The journey of re-discovering his Northern European heritage is part of Ash’s artistic journey and can be seen in his woodwork, pyrography, painting, and tattoo work.

See more of the art Ash has created for Northern Fire here.

Size & Dimensions

10 by 10cm (4 x 4 inches)

 This is a very small painting!