Is it an irony of a high order to embellish an axe with the Tree of Life symbol, the Lebensbaum the Yggdrasil? Probably from one point of view or the other one the answer could be yes.
Tree O’ Life representations are nearly ubiquitous symbols of fecundity, origination, and continuity not limited in time or place. The cross on the other hand distinctly connotes Christianity with clear temporal and spacial implications.
On the face of it though, that is to say if we are to put ourself in the mind of the one who possibly made/forged, or was it the one who placed the order for? such an axe, (and we are going on then about that one who was actually breathing maybe even as late as say 1950 but which in theory might also have been 1450) no doubt the impuls was one of piety towards Jesus. But I always say that…
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