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A bit about the world of yggdrasil

Yggdrasil is the world my Norse mythology books are set it. It is a giant tree, and its roots contain rivers that lead to the five fae Courts, Ice, Fire, Earth, Gold, and Shadow.

Yggdrasil Final.jpg
Shadow Court Palace.jpg
the shadow court
Glossary and Pronunciation Guide

Where possible names and places have been inspired by Norse language. Not all are listed here, but I have tried to include any with unclear pronunciation. 


The World


Yggdrasil (EEG-dras-il) - the tree of life and common name for the world of the five Courts

Vald-staff (vawld-staf) - Staff that gives fae ability to use their magic

Rune-marked - human born with rune tattoos that match to one of the five courts, able to create vald-staffs for the fae


Gold-giver - rune-marked for the Gold Court

Fire-forger - rune-marked for the Fire Court

Shadow-spinner - rune-marked for the Shadow Court

Water-winder - rune-marked for the Ice Court

Wood-worker - rune-marked for the Earth Court


Language Used in Yggdrasil


Veslingr (VEHS-ling-uhr)  - An annoying coward

Valhalla (val-HAL-uh)- Heaven

Thrall (thrawl) – Slave

Heimskr (HEEM-skur) - Stupid

Leikmot (LEEK-mot)
Drengskapr (Dreng-SKAP-ar)




Reyna (RAY-nuh)

Frima (FREE-ma)

Svangrior (svan-GREE-or)

Brynja (BRIN-yah)

Rangvald (RAHNG-vald)

Dakkar (DACK-ar)

Kaldar (KAL-dar)

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