The Yggdrasil Report

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Continuing from where I left off...

When I was looking through those journals, I came across a section dedicated to the "history" of these alternate worlds. A diagram was present, which detailed nine different worlds, including our own. Little was said of most of them, aside from their names. One, however, had an incredibly detailed history.

This one was said by Dr. Ragnarsson to have once been a very peaceful world, ruled over by a fairly advanced race of people. According to his notes, he came across a device called the Tanais Apparatus in 1960, which had been constructed by an unnamed Russian years earlier. The device could only work within a location with high levels of an unidentified "power source," however, which was close to the Russian city of Tula.

Dr. Ragnarsson claims to have lived there for a while, studying the Apparatus in secret. During this time he discovered the existance of the nine worlds, and gave them names; our world, he called "Midgard." Eventually, he says, a gateway to another world was opened up. He ventured into this unknown land, which he had previously dubbed "Vanaheim," and learned its rich history.

While he studied in this world, which he learned was actually called "Fjórheim," he transcribed many historical documents; legends from its creation to its then-present time. These documents told of a beautiful world, full of beauty and natural resources, which had been corrupted by a force from another world. A warrior by the name of Woden then allied himself with this force, and drove the world into chaos.

Dr. Ragnarsson returned from his journey and wrote on the subject of these worlds for many years. It wasn't until 1976 that he compiled his findings in a volume called "The Yggdrasil Report." My father, then 21, befriended Dr. Ragnarsson and began work on a translation. The translation is a rather makeshift effort, handwritten and spread across several notebooks. Here is his attempt at translating Dr. Ragnarsson's diagram of the "Nine Worlds."

I'll go into this more eventually.

P.S.,
I noticed there were some comments on my previous entry, and I'm afraid I have no idea what they mean. I have never seen that site before, though whoever made it seems to have some interest in Dr. Ragnarsson and my father's work. Strange.



3 Comments:

Blogger derek said...

That is very interesting. A little complex though. How do you get friom world to world? Was there a portal that takes you through time and space? There is a little side note on the piece of paper from the image saying that he was in that one world for a couple months, yet upon travelling back to Earth, it had only been a single day. This would explain it a little more... Keep giving us information please!

4:57 PM  
Blogger derek said...

To add to my last comment... It's strange how you do not know anything about the website I mentioned in your last blog. The subject is the same, and your name, Hermod, is not a very common name but you share it with the writer of the journal entries on that website.

What is you fathers name? Is it Hildur? If so... That would be a very strange coincidence.

5:13 PM  
Blogger Esteed said...

Hermod, do you know anything about http://eyesofwoden.atspace.com/ or what it's members area contains? We think it's connected to the other site, but we can't figure anything out about it. We keep thinking maybe the painting is a clue.

6:31 AM  

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