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

Yggdrasil, also known as the Tree of the World or the World's Tree, is a concept used by the Asgardians to describe the cosmic nebula, with each branch or root representing one of the Nine Realms.


"Your world is one of the Nine Realms of the cosmos, linked to each other by the branches of Yggdrasil, the World's Tree."
Thor to Jane Foster[src]
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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]

Yggdrasil outlined and being darkened by the Aether

Years later, when Foster unintentionally became the host of the Aether, she had a vision of Malekith extracting it from her body in his final plan to consume the Earth, darken the Sun, and turn all of Yggdrasil via the Aether back into dark matter. However, Thor and Foster managed to defeat Malekith before this could come to pass.[4]


  • 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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