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The Tree of Dread, Yggdrasil. At the command of Woden, Loki created a magic tree to support the world. It is here shown as having only two branches, and is named W-GH D-R-S-I-L N-M (Old Norse ugha drasil nama, probably meaning "fearsome horse," rendered also Yggdrasil. The significance of the name is obscure. In Ancient Irish versions the tree is shown with branches at successive levels, supporting the various regions of the heavens, the earth, and the underworld. This Petroglyph lies 12 ft. south of the main sun-god figure at Peterborough, Ontario (Fell 1982).