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There is another possible World Tree shown in a piece of concept art titled [[Idrassil]], found in [[The Art of World of Warcraft]]. However, it is probably just an early version of Teldrassil.
 
There is another possible World Tree shown in a piece of concept art titled [[Idrassil]], found in [[The Art of World of Warcraft]]. However, it is probably just an early version of Teldrassil.
   
In the [[Grizzly Hills]] in [[Northrend]] is a city of [[Furbolg]]s called [[Grizzlemaw]]. This could be a failed attempt at a World Tree.[http://www.worldofwar.net/articles/413379/wrath-of-the-lich-king-hands-on-report/page2]
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In the [[Grizzly Hills]] in [[Northrend]] is a city of [[Furbolg]]s called [[Grizzlemaw]], built in a tree stump called Vordrassil. This could be a failed attempt at a World Tree.[http://www.worldofwar.net/articles/413379/wrath-of-the-lich-king-hands-on-report/page2]
   
 
The idea of a World Tree is almost certainly a reference to the World Tree of Norse mythology, Yggdrasil. Their names are similar, they both have wells underneath them: the [[Well of Eternity]] beneath Nordrassil, and the Well of Urd beneath one of the roots of Yggdrasil. Also, a dragon, [[wikipedia:Níðhöggr|Nidhoggr]] gnawed at the roots of Yggdrasil, which could reference back to either [[Deathwing]] or [[Archimonde]]. These parallels only apply to Nordrassil, the "true" World Tree, and not Teldrassil, the "false" one.
 
The idea of a World Tree is almost certainly a reference to the World Tree of Norse mythology, Yggdrasil. Their names are similar, they both have wells underneath them: the [[Well of Eternity]] beneath Nordrassil, and the Well of Urd beneath one of the roots of Yggdrasil. Also, a dragon, [[wikipedia:Níðhöggr|Nidhoggr]] gnawed at the roots of Yggdrasil, which could reference back to either [[Deathwing]] or [[Archimonde]]. These parallels only apply to Nordrassil, the "true" World Tree, and not Teldrassil, the "false" one.

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WorldTree

Nordrassil prior to Archimonde's ascent

World Tree refers to two great trees in Azeroth:

There is another possible World Tree shown in a piece of concept art titled Idrassil, found in The Art of World of Warcraft. However, it is probably just an early version of Teldrassil.

In the Grizzly Hills in Northrend is a city of Furbolgs called Grizzlemaw, built in a tree stump called Vordrassil. This could be a failed attempt at a World Tree.[1]

The idea of a World Tree is almost certainly a reference to the World Tree of Norse mythology, Yggdrasil. Their names are similar, they both have wells underneath them: the Well of Eternity beneath Nordrassil, and the Well of Urd beneath one of the roots of Yggdrasil. Also, a dragon, Nidhoggr gnawed at the roots of Yggdrasil, which could reference back to either Deathwing or Archimonde. These parallels only apply to Nordrassil, the "true" World Tree, and not Teldrassil, the "false" one.

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