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Yarthkin – OE: A harmful earth-sprite.

Ydalir – (“Yew-dale”) Ullr’s. hall in Asgard.

Ygg – (“Terrible One”) A by-name of Odin.

Yggdrasil – Yggdrasil, the World-Tree, the chief center or holy place of Gods, which has branches spread all all over the worlds and sky. One root grows above Urdhr’s Well within Asgard, another over Mimir’s Well among frost-Giants (where Ginnungagap once was), and the third over Hvergelmir Well in Niflheim. Nidhogg, the dragon, knaws the roots of Yggdrasil. Sometimes called “Hodmimir’s wood” or “Mirmir’s Tree”.

Ymir – (“Roarer”) The primal being, created by the first meeting of fire and ice in Ginnungagap, who drank milk from the cow Audhumbla. He was the first Frost Giant, from whose slain body the world was created and from whom all the jotun-kind (and most of the Gods) descend. Odin and his brothers-hypostases Vili (will) and Vé (holiness) slew Ymir and made the sea from his blood, the earth from his body, and the vault of the sky from his skull.

Ysetur – A hall built by the gods south of Elivogar, strategically placed to keep an eye on the Giants. It probably origionally belonged to Thor, the great defender of the gods, but was later given to the King of the Elves, Ivaldi.

Yule – The pagan festival of midwinter, now amalgamated wtih Christmas.

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