February 7, 2021 — In Norse myth, the number 9, which can be inferred by multiplying three times three, is highly significant. An example is how Óðinn — who sacrificed himself, to himself — hung on the tree of life, Yggdrasill, for 9 days and nights until the secret of the runes was revealed to him.
33 is the most influential of all master numbers and resonates with the energies of honesty, inspiration, bravery, health, and blessings. A high level of sincere devotion makes the number 33 outstanding. Double-digit numbers are commonly referred to as “master numbers.” 33 is a combination of two other master numbers, namely 11 and 22. Thus, 33 is a combination of the energetic attributes of 11 and 22 (11+22)=33. This is what makes 33 the most powerful number of them all.
Another important number in the Norse myths is three.
- The three Norns — Urðr/Wyrd, Verðandi, and Skuld — carve the threads of destiny as they rule over the past, the present, and the future. Note the Norns do not “weave” the fate of mankind, they carve it (the notion that the Norns weave is a popular yet incorrect factoid.)
- The three roots of the world-tree Yggdrasill, the World Tree, under which lie 3 sacred wells, 1 for each root. Those are the Urðarbrunnr (Well of Urd) which lie in Ásgarðr, Mímisbrunnr (Well of Mimir) that is located “among the frost giants”, and Hvergelmir that springs forth in Niflheim (the word Hvergelmir translates to “bobbling spring of water.”)
- The three years without summer will herald the coming of Ragnarǫkkr (English: Ragnarok) that signals the end of the world — and the glorious rebirth and return of Baldr.
- In Old Norse, the word for three is “þrír”.
- Bifrǫst, which is the ferociously burning sky bridge between Miðgarðr and Ásgarðr — has three colors.