After witnessing the epic end of Loki Season 2, people are left curious about Yggdrasil. Here’s all you need to know about the multiverse tree in it.
What is the Yggdrasil tree in Loki Season 2?
Towards the end, Loki uses his own magic to revive the branched timelines, turning the entire Multiverse into Yggdrasil, the world tree of life from Norse Mythology.
Marvel continues to incorporate Yggdrasil in its Thor & Loki projects. In the Loki Season 2 finale, the titular character spoke with He Who Remains, Mobius, and Sylvie, finally realizing his glorious purpose. To protect his loved ones and allow everyone in the multiverse to have free will, Loki took it upon himself to sustain the Multiverse.
He replaced He Who Remains, exploded the Temporal Loom, and revived all the multiversal branches with his own power. Realizing his true potential, he took the throne at the end of time and held the multiverse intact with his own magical power. So, he literally turned the Multiverse into a tree of life, inspired by Yggdrasil.
What is the Yggdrasil world tree in Norse Mythology and MCU?
In Norse Mythology, Yggdrasil is the world tree that connects the nine realms. It has appeared multiple times in the MCU.
Described as the “Tree of the World”, it first appeared in Thor (2011). Thor used its diagram to explain how the nine realms branch out of it. Then, it was seen as a sacred carving at the beginning of Captain America: The First Avenger on Earth in Tønsberg, Norway. Following that, it also showed up in Thor: The Dark World.
The nine realms on Yggdrasil include:
Asgard – The realm of the Norse Gods (Thor, Odin)
Midgard – Earth
Jotunheim – The realm of the frost giants (Loki, Laufey)
Svartalfheim – The realm of the dark elves (Malekith)
Vanaheim – The realm of the Vanir
Muspelheim – The realm of the fire demons (Surtur)
Nidavellir – The realm of the Dwarves (Eitri)
Alfheim – The realm of the Light Elves
Niflheim – Yet to appear in the MCU
Loki Season 2 has now recontextualized Yggdrasil into a multiversal tree of life. Instead of connecting just the nine realms, it connects the entire multiverse, allowing all realities to exist simultaneously.