Tree of Life
A tree of life is a mystical concept, a metaphor for common descent or a motif in various world theologies, mythologies and philosophies. This concept has lent itself also to be used in science and other areas. Various trees of life appear in folklore, culture and fiction, often relating to immortality or fertility. These often hold cultural and religious significance to the peoples for whom they appear. Perhaps Tree of Life is connected with very essence of life: DNA?
"Tree of Life"
The Olmec "Tree of Life" (Mesoamerican Cosmology).|
The lineage founder, 2 Grass, is being born from a twisting World Tree. Detail from Selden Codex