"Mími's tree." A vast tree whose branches stretch over every land and which cannot be harmed by fire or metal. The tree is solely attested in the eddic poem Fjölsvinnsmál:

Mimameidr it is called;
but few men know
from what roots it springs:
it by that will fall
which fewest know.
Nor fire nor iron will harm it.

Its fruit, when laid on the fire, will assist women in childbirth.

It has been suggested that Mímameiðr is another name for the world-tree Yggdrasil. See also Mímir.



  • Fjölsvinnsmál, 21, 23.