chand baori stepwell, india



… thou wilt, valfather, that i well set forth the fates of the world which as first i recall. i call to mind the kin of etins which long ago did give me life. nine worlds i know, the nine abodes of the glorious world-tree the ground beneath.

(c) völuspá (prophecy of the volva, prophecy of the seeress), the poetic edda