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* [[Idrassil]], a concept art found in [[the Art of World of Warcraft]].
 
* [[Idrassil]], a concept art found in [[the Art of World of Warcraft]].
   
Note: The World tree in the Norse Mythology was called [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yggdrasil Yggdrasil]
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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, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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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Revision as of 14:03, July 16, 2007

WorldTree

Nordrassil prior to Archimonde's ascent

World Tree refers to two great trees in Azeroth:

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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