Yggdrasil Climber Jack


Jack set out on a journey to climb Yggdrasil, the world tree. No one knew what breathtaking vistas or fantastic wonders awaited far beyond the skies. That was the only reason Jack needed to continue his ascent. He had left the ground far below, clouds obscuring it from view. He pushed his tempered body to the utmost limits, yet he was still full of vitality and spirit.


Added on February 5, 2014 as a pat of Voyage of Legends 8 Card Pack.

Name originEdit

The card combines two stories. "Jack and the Beanstalk" is an English fairy tale, where a gigantic beanstalk grows overnight which Jack climbs to a land high in the sky to fetch goose's golden eggs and deceive giant; in the end Jack chops down the beanstalk. In Norse mythology, Yggdrasil is an immense tree that is central in Norse cosmology, in connection to which the nine worlds exist. The generally accepted meaning of Old Norse Yggdrasill is "Odin's horse", meaning "gallows". This interpretation comes about because drasill means "horse" and Ygg(r) is one of Odin's many names.

The name Jack probably originated as a medieval diminutive of the name John, originally as "Jackin" (earlier Jankin). Alternatively it may be derived from the name Jacques, which is the French form of the name Jacob. There is also a theory that it is Celtic in origin, meaning "Healthy, Strong, Full of Vital Energy" (compare the Welsh word iach, "health"). Whatever its origin, the name and also the word "jack" were long used as a term to refer to any man, especially of the common classes.

Additional InfoEdit

Special Skill Card for Heroes Colosseo IX.

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