Introduction / Using ARAS: The Symbolism of the Cross

[aras-image:4Fd.028,b,9,,,Yggdrasil - the world tree]
  The world tree is always localised (Ibid., p. 386). For Scandinavians Yggdrasil, the primordial oak, provided the shaft uniting the three worlds
(4Fd.028,b). For Dante the tree was an apple, a birch in Siberia, or as in Jack and the Beanstalk.