Tree of Life Jewelry/Stash Box with Elder Futhark Runes - Handcarved Birch Wood Box. Designs are burned by hand with a Pyrography Pen. Please note all peices of wood are different! Slight variations in shape and color are to be expected. Yggdrasil is the tree of life, and it is an eternal green Ash tree; the branches stretches out over all of the nine worlds in Norse mythology, and extend up and above the heavens. Yggdrasil is carried by three enormous roots, the first root from Yggdrasil is in Asgard, the home of the Gods. The Elder Futhark (also called Elder Fuþark, Older Futhark, Old Futhark or Germanic Futhark) is the oldest form of the runic alphabets. It was a writing system used by Germanic tribes for Northwest Germanic dialects in the Migration Period dialects. Its inscriptions are found on artifacts (including jewelry, amulets, tools, weapons, and runestones) from the 2nd to the 8th centuries.