An 1847 depiction of the Norse Yggdrasil as described in
the Icelandic Prose Edda by Oluf Olufsen Bagge
Biblical Tree of Life and Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil in Christianity
• Saint Bonaventure taught that the medicinal fruit of the Tree of Life is Christ himself.
• Saint Albert the Great taught that the Eucharist, the Body and Blood of Christ, is the Fruit of the Tree of Life.
• Augustine of Hippo said that the tree of life is Christ:
Augustine continued: “All these things stood for something other than what they were, but all the same they were themselves bodily realities. And when the narrator mentioned them he was not employing figurative language, but giving an explicit account of things which had a forward reference that was figurative. So then the tree of life also was Christ... and indeed God did not wish the man to live in Paradise without the mysteries of spiritual things being presented to him in bodily form. So then in the other trees he was provided with nourishment, in this one with a sacrament... He is rightly called whatever came before him in order to signify him.”