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The Nornes at Yggdrasil - Museum-Quality Matte Paper Poster

The Nornes at Yggdrasil - Museum-Quality Matte Paper Poster

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In Norse mythology, the Norns and Yggdrasil are both significant elements that are closely connected to the fate and structure of the cosmos.

  • The Norns are a group of three female beings who are often depicted as powerful and ancient sisters. Their names are Urd (meaning "Past"), Verdandi (meaning "Present"), and Skuld (meaning "Future").
  • The Norns are responsible for weaving the threads of destiny, shaping the lives and fates of all beings in the cosmos, including gods, humans, and creatures.
  • They reside at the roots of Yggdrasil, the World Tree, where they draw water from the well of Urd (Urdarbrunnr) to nourish the roots of the tree. This water symbolizes the source of fate.
  • The Norns' actions are often associated with the idea of "Wyrd," which represents the inexorable fate and destiny that governs all existence.
  • Their presence highlights the concept that fate and destiny are inescapable, and even the gods themselves are subject to their workings.
  • Yggdrasil is the immense World Tree in Norse cosmology that serves as a central axis connecting and sustaining the nine realms of the cosmos.
  • It is often depicted as a massive ash tree with roots that extend into various realms. Three of its roots are particularly significant: one in Asgard (the realm of the gods), one in Midgard (the realm of humans), and one in Helheim (the realm of the dead).
  • Yggdrasil represents the cosmic order and the interconnectedness of all life and existence. It is a symbol of balance and harmony in the Norse universe.
  • The well of Urd (Urdarbrunnr) is located at the base of Yggdrasil. It is the well from which the Norns draw water to nourish the roots of the tree and weave the threads of destiny.
  • The top of Yggdrasil reaches into the heavens, and an eagle resides there, while a serpent gnaws at its roots. This imagery symbolizes the constant tension and balance between order and chaos in the cosmos.

Together, the Norns and Yggdrasil represent the interconnectedness of all life and the role of fate and destiny in Norse mythology. The Norns, with their weaving of destiny, remind us that all beings are subject to the inexorable forces of fate, and Yggdrasil serves as the cosmic structure that binds the realms together and maintains balance in the universe. These concepts are fundamental to understanding the Norse worldview and the cyclical nature of existence in their mythology.


  • The 250 gsm/ 110lb paper is perfect for fine art, designed to last for years without losing its original beauty. Our matte paper is uncoated and natural white (off-white).
  • With alkaline papermaking technology, this poster is acid-free, meaning the pH of the pulp that is used to form the paper is above 7 (neutral). The paper is also buffered with an alkaline reserve, such as calcium carbonate, to neutralize acid compounds absorbed from the atmosphere or formed through natural aging. This ensures that your poster will last many years without any yellowing or discoloration.
  • Our poster is free from or low in OBA (optical brightener additives). This ensures that the natural white color of the paper remains consistent under different lighting conditions. In contrast, the color of papers that contain optical brighteners can shift depending on the light source. Additionally, the color of OBA-free paper remains more consistent over time so that you can enjoy the poster for years without any shifts.
  • We use FSC-certified paper or equivalent certifications depending on regional availability. It’s better for the people and the planet.
  • Each poster is shipped in robust packaging, ensuring it arrives safe and secure.
  • Paper sizes may vary slightly by region. 
  • Artist: Line Heggelund
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