Mímisbrunnr

This place is located on the North East coast of São Miguel, Açores, Portugal. Near the area called Nordeste - which means North-East on Portuguese.

This place is located on the North East coast of São Miguel, Açores, Portugal.
Near the area called Nordeste – which means North-East on Portuguese.

Açores,  Waterfall II

From Wikipedia:
In Norse mythology, Mímisbrunnr (Old Norse “Mímir’s well” is a well associated with the being Mímir, located beneath the world tree Yggdrasil. Mímisbrunnr is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson. Both sources relate that the god Odin once placed one of his eyes within the well. The Prose Edda details that well is located beneath one of three roots of the world tree Yggdrasil, a root that passes into the land of the frost jötnar where the primordial plane of Ginnungagap once existed. In addition, the Prose Edda relates that the water of the well contains much wisdom, and that Odin’s eye sacrifice to the well was in exchange for a drink from it.

Here’s another post from the same area: Long Exposure Waterfall

Advertisements

20 thoughts on “Mímisbrunnr

    • Thanks Sonali. I enjoy some darkness too. The dark period is about to make it’s entrance now (at least here in the Northern Hemisphere), which should be a great opportunity to shoot some night shots 🙂

  1. Great shot, Cardinal! (forgive me I’m tired) I too like reading about Norse mythology – used to know a lot more of it than I do now (from reading Thor comic).

    • Me, the Valkyries, all the slain in Valhall and the almighty, powerful god Odin (who, rumor has it, uses the “Abrahamic/monoteistic” god & prophets as toilet paper) forgive you, from now and to eternity, for being tired 😀

Share your opinion

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s