Monday, 12 September 2016

Here in this picture of Adam and Eve we find numerous references to the Irminsul. This 'Tree of Life' clearly resembles the Irminsul - indeed this is exactly what the Irminsul is - the Tree of Life or Yggdrasil. coiled around the trunk of the Tree is the snake from the biblical tale of Eve being corrupted but this again is just christianity appropriating more pagan symbolism - in the form of the Staff of Asclepius, which itself can be compared to the caduceus. Above the Irminsul is the symbol for Ares. Ares or Eres is a another name for Irmin.