Observations placeholder

Mircea Eliade - Mimir

Identifier

017129

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Mircea Eliade

Near Yggdrasil [the tree of life in Norse myth] is the miraculous fountain of Mimir, where Odhin left one eye as a pledge and where he constantly returns to refresh and enrich his wisdom.  The fountain of Urd is also to be found near Yggdrasil; there the gods hold daily council and deliver justice.  The Norns water the giant tree with the water of the fountain to revive its youth and vigour.

 

The source of the experience

Norse

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Commonsteps

References