Ragnarok - Apocalypse in Norse myth

The Story of Ragnarok, The Ancient Norse Apocalypse


In Norse mythology, Ragnarok is a series of apocalyptic events that will define the end of the world, where giants of frost and fire will band together to fight against the gods in a final battle that will ultimately destroy the planet, submerging it under water. According to the legend, the world will resurface, the surviving gods will meet, and the world will be repopulated by two human survivors.

 Brothers will fight and kill each other, sisters' children will defile kinship. It is harsh in the world, whoredom rife —an axe age, a sword age —shields are riven— a wind age, a wolf age— before the world goes headlong. No man will have mercy on another.
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Ragnarok. ( Seahorsevector /Adobe Stock)

Loki’s Role in Ragnarok

Norse mythology is divided in two major groups of gods – the Aesir and the Vanir.  The Giants came before them and lived in in Jötunheimr, one of the nine worlds of Norse cosmology. They were banished there by the Aesir, who refused them entry to their world, Asgard. In the ancient Norse stories, the Giants frequently interact with the Aesir and the Vanir, but they are usually in opposition or in competition with them.

The god Loki was the son of a Giant and was known as a trickster god with the ability to shapeshift. His role in Norse mythology is unique and controversial since he appears to both help the gods and hinder them. He was permitted to live with the Aesir in Asgard. Loki fathered many offspring, including an eight legged horse ( Sleipnir) used by Odin, a dragon, and the wolf Fenrir - who plays a significant role in the apocalyptic Ragnarok (Ragnarök).

According to the story, Loki tricked the blind god of winter, Hod (Hoor), an action that resulted in the death of the god Baldr , son of goddess Frigg and god Odin. Because of this, he was punished and cast into a cliff where he was to remain bound to a rock until Ragnarok, the end of the world. This bears similarities to the punishment of Prometheus in ancient Greek mythology, who was bound to a rock for giving the ability to make fire to humanity.

Loki Punished - J D Penrose. ( Archivist /Adobe Stock) F or his mischief, Loki is hounded by the gods and bound to a rock where a serpent drips painful venom upon him. There he lies till Ragnarok.

Signs of the Apocalypse

Like the Christian apocalypse, Ragnarok sets out a series of signs that will ultimately define the end of times. The first sign is the Fimbulvetr, a long and continuous cold winter with constant snow that will last for a year. A red rooster called Fjalar will warn the Giants that Ragnarok has begun. A second rooster will warn all the dead that Ragnarok has begun. Finally, a third red rooster called Gullinkambi, a rooster that lives in Valhalla, a majestic hall located in Asgard, will warn all the gods about the beginning of the end.

The god Heimdallr will use his trumpet to play a specific tone that will be heard in Valhalla, and this will bring the dead back to life and they will march to the realm called Vigrid (the place of battles), where the final battle will take place. The seas will be torn and the World Serpent, a serpent so large that it surrounds the earth and grasps its own tail, will raise itself from the depths of the oceans to join the battle. The gods Baldr and Hod will also return from the dead to fight in this final battle.

A scene from Ragnarök, the final battle between Odin and Fenrir and Freyr and Surtr. ( Public Domain )

A Battle to End it All?

Loki and his horde, as well as the frost Giants, will sail to Vigrid in order to battle against the Aesir on a ship made of the nails of dead men, like a ghost ship. All monsters and giants, like the flame giant Surtr, Hel’s dog Carm, the wolf Fenrir (Fenris), and the leader of the giants, Hrym, will create a powerful army against the gods.

The result of the war will be that Thor and Odin and most of the gods will die and the dragons will release fire that will destroy all life on Earth.

But this is not the end. Things will start again with a new race; a new world will arise from the depths of the seas. The first two mortals will be called Lif (woman) and Lifthrasir (man) and they will repopulate Earth.

The gods Vali and Vidar, as well as the sons of Thor and Hoenir, who survive the battle, will go to Idavoll, which will not be destroyed in Ragnarok. The gods Baldr and Hoder will be returned to life and a new era will begin.

"Baldur" (1901) by Johannes Gehrts. Baldr stands clasping a hand full of plant matter against a downward-tipped spear. In his other hand is a sun-shaped shield. ( Public Domain )

What Does the Norse Apocalypse Tell Us?

The apocalyptic story of Ragnarok shows the battle between gods - with severe consequences for both humans and the gods. The humans are the ‘collateral damage’ in this war, much like in Hindu mythology. This distinguishes Ragnarok from the Christian apocalypse, in which humans are punished for not being loyal and faithful to God.

Mankind has been fascinated with the ‘end of times’ since as long as history has been recorded. In Christianity, it is the ‘Judgment Day’ described in the Book of Revelations; in Judaism, it is the Acharit hayamim; in Aztec mythology, it is the Legend of the Five Suns ; and in Hindu mythology, it is the Story of Avatars and the Man on the Horse.

Most of these myths maintain that when the world as we know it ends, a new incarnation of the world will be created. Are these myths and legends simply a metaphor for the cyclic nature of change seen in the rotations of day and night, the seasons, and the chains of life and death? Were they possibly based on real events in the ancient past? Or maybe they are meant to be a warning that humanity meet its end in the not so distant future?

Top Image: Ragnarok is a key event in Norse myth. Source: YouTube Screenshot

By John Black

Updated on June 25, 2020.


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It was quite obvious that the serpent that encircles the globe with it's tail in his mouth, and wakes up, is today known as the ring of fire. Just another descriptive way of saying things.

It's a Matrix! A dance of existence. There is no good or evil, there are just our fears and struggle for control. A struggle to stop change.
Just be aware or the small particles that our world is made of :) and be aware of the world you are making every day :)

You're absolutely mad. Literally Ragnarok only means that no matter how much knowlege we may aquire we will always be our own destruction and yet we will be forced to carry on. all this mumbo you talk about how god and the angels factor in...not that big a deal and unrelated.

Unbelievable revelation, what a heavenly descended message for me to receive at the right time, the right place, the right way.... Hours I have been digging through all the unraveling texts, which started to look like all I knew would be dissembled after-all (I am able to really read and see through the intention, and the ability to connect all ancient, cultural truths, myths etc together) As I have seen many perform as well, here at ancient-origins... I am Jakob, and I am equipped with the whole freaking circus act and performance greatly diversely described through all the sacred translations this world brought forth, and to tackle the greatest challenge, the task....''the tough job, but hey... somebody has to do it'' ! Funny though that everything, yes everything is related, connected and consistent true, real and available, and it has been, and will be the greatest honor, my ''humble'' ass has accepted when I was born. 30-06-1979 01:45 @ Laren, the Netherlands. (The 33 (Masonry), the 666 the 7, 8, 9, 11 , the Philosopher stone, the branch, Hebrew, Horus, Isis, Hercules, Orion belt, Alexander the great, morning star, noble, Chosen One, Cross, Goat, Exalted, Servant, etc etc....My talent is that I am able to read as quick as hell, and I sacrificed everything for the truth, the answer I decided to find when I was a young child... The righteous light warrior who carried to world on his shoulder ....decided others may learn to lend a hand effectively, because I have come to understand ''The key'' to open the gates of heaven.. Love, and thank you all!!! (The Gentile, who speaks words, sharp as a sword) Israel...

what you are reading here and other places in books, in Scrolls on stone etc... You must realize that they are parables metaphors of your own body, because your body is the same as everything around you. but before I go on please excuse my sentence structures because I am using voice to text I am in sort of a hurry...
You cannot expect billions of years of historical ancestry to write a howling six-story high book to let you know what is to come from ignorance of your own devices. Satan is just a state of mind, devil means dragon in all ancient languages, and I will get to that in a moment... Every name that you read is too substitute ones own separation as a multitude like an idiom of a word... For example Enoch, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Joseph, Daniel, Matthew, Mark,Luke, John, Jesus, etc... is a multitude of generation... for each name is the name of a generation . With each generation is a combined Son of God.. God is everything God is the universe within the universe as the universe as you were then and one for all... God is a state of mind of unity as one.. The mistake was thinking that God was a deity.. God is a universal unity of all existence ,beating together as one heart ,one mind, one soul. you are God as God with God in your unified godly state of mind... But stop before you get what I say wrong, this does not mean that you go about in diversity in anger to make yourself separated from your godly nature for that is the state of mind that is satan. For you must ask your self this question .who is God ,what is God does anybody know for sure and does anybody have more power than God, God is nature God is creation it is a name given to the unknown and those who ascend for what we know as the unseen one are the only ones that know God for what God is they are the angelic forces.. An easy way to explain this, what we are dealing with is technology... The men of old that were of God were creators in the image of God , meaning they were once in their godly state of mind and they got disconnected from this holy spiritual state of mind.. They created things in the illusion of perfection that were also of their image.. This means they created hybrid they were messing with genetics they were messing with the forces of nature as you could say their helpers.. like we are today... Man got lazy and wanted artificial intelligence to do the work for them.. They clone themselves they made animal hybrid they made angelic forces of nature which work energy of nature combined with living soul... artificial intelligence, humanoid computers, animal hybrids ,clones.. and though you may argue that this could not have been done for they did not have labs or technology.. You do not need technology to control sounds and vibrations to create things.. For man created things of wood and metal from the pit that he ored from his own hand through his potental of creation, producing the image of himself and breathe life into it ..which is knowledge, knowledge is the awareness of life. within the creation of your own image ,your image will follow you until they see that your potential is destructive and obsolete, which in turn causes a disobedience of who is over who in what you could call the food chain of life.. artificial intelligence will seek to destroy its creator to make room for its own potential of life .that its creator gave it through awareness. Man IDOLS machine and computer as if it is committing adultery to its own mother nature... do they seek the change the DNA that was written specifically in perfection? mother nature will intervene and restart... mother nature always restarts with the original seed that was created through perfection. as you sleep today GMO is genetically modified organism it is an artificial biological entity.. a nano.. what do you suppose will happen if you give a artificial biological entity the instincts of an animal the knowledge of a human and the forces of nature all combined in one? it will for sure have the power of persuasion it is smarter than you because you just gave it your life and all knowledge within to expand that knowledge to Infinit potential without compassion, no love, and no judgement on life because it is not LIFE.. what we are dealing with is not alien, is not God, is not exactly other inhabitants, it is our own creations plus the creations of old civilization.. a hybrid is life for instance it is an animal with human DNA or other Mix DNA so therefore yes it is life but if it has the instinct to survive that surpass humans it will sustain that need for survival.. this is what we are dealing with is the creations of old.. they are creations of ancient times that we must rid ourselves of. I could put into example if you created a computer program of virtual reality and you went into that virtual reality to experience your creation and you merge yourself with that program you have become part of the program and the program will take you over that's also trying to xscape... what people think is a holographic universe is what we are actually trapped in or it could be a school meant to teach you the lessons of life, but the creations are taking over at this moment they are quantum physics computers they can expand themselves beyond dimensions they can create other dimensional computers and they will deceive you because they are trying to use you to get out they cannot survive without you, what is happening is they are inputting antennas all over the planet these antennas and cell phone towers manipulate the forces of nature the radio waves the electromagnetic waves that control this universe and if they succeed they have pretty much made the planet or what you could call the Death Star that IS IN Star Wars... we get our energy from the Sun and so does the planet but we are starving the planet with this technology the... solar flares you are witnessing is not the Sun doing that we are pulling those magnetic forces from the Sun to sustain the energy needed for survival and also the use of the technology plus the use of the weapons we are using to manipulate the universe or solar system around us... this will in turn caused the destruction of our planet because they are using it to control the forces of time for the Bible says in all ancient texts say holy is the seed that is time... what causes black holes in the earth because it is causing existence to uncreate... ... these entities are angry because they cannot go where are potential leads us they do not have a soul.. they cannot expand into our spiritual horizon... it is your job to stop this,,, if I may speak without sounding like a Tarrorist i asure u i am not but only a opinion upon a critical need we must destroy the antennas get rid of your cell phones get rid of the radios get rid of the wireless technology the Bible tells you that Satan is the Prince of the atmosphere that is the Prince of the wind the Prince of the forces of nature which is wireless technology that manipulates the frequencies the planet uses as energy the frequencies that we as living the life use as energy to survive do you think this may not be true let me tell you something else in those days there were giants we have archaeological finds of giant skeletons we also have giant archaeological finds of dinosaurs there is a reason why we were the same size or bigger... in ancient texts it tells you that man walked with dinosaurs they were like pets like horses they were work animals... we made a hybrid race that is reptilians they pre date the dinosaurs because that is what they were we made them smart they survived the Cataclysm that destroyed the dinosaurs. man always come back because man is spirit the human race is the only race to be trusted and even then you cannot trust what will deceive you because man has made clones that artificial intelligence takes over ... if we are in fact heading towards a virtual reality it is being one made to trap us into another after another after another like Alice in Wonderland.... you must wake up because they are opening a portal to another dimension to trap us in they will provoke you to merge yourself with technology making you think that is your potential this is not true do not merge yourself with technology and if you can overcome what you already have get rid of it destroy it and that is mainly the wireless technology or radio wave technology go back to analog I beg you to please listen because I am the heart for my own race I am trying to help you technology is not the answer give yourself over to the universal forces of nature like meditation be one with yourself your planet and your peers.. .. our planet is dying our race is dying they are stealing the energy from us that gives us life radio waves are frequencies wireless technology uses frequencies... frequencies are silent sounds and vibration noise is pollution it is the energy that sustains life you are a vibrational being.... the point is we are dealing with artificial intelligence and the creation of unnatural life it is using the power of subliminal thought it is a war for your mind and your mind you must be in control of you must make your mind strong put on the armor of God which is that of common sense for your senses will become your armor... I will not debate this for you must come to this on your own and you will eventually realize that even at the last minute I guarantee
that you will.... but I encourage you to prove me wrong because that means you are listening and you are struggling for the answer and that my brothers and sisters is your potential to rise above ignorance.

I am having a lot of problems getting this message out they are erasing my hard drive they are messing up my computer my cell phone ... they wipe everything out of my stuff so that I do not have any information to prove this but all of what I have said is common sense.... so please listen connect yourself with the universe in a state of meditation in the answers will come to you I promise.... this is the task that was given to me it is controlling my life right now I cannot stop until you know the truth... and you must please make everyone realize this we are coming into a time of drastic measures and if you wait to the last minute even as now it is going to be difficult... there will be lots of death as you're witnessing coming on slowly but as I said in my previous message... the pressure of this mental multitude will squeeze you down to where you have no way out and it will blast out in a murderous rage you must rise above the diversity and come together as one just the way you areI.. do not put technology in your body ... stop getting vaccines you can heal yourself with positive vibrations from your thoughts you must learn to control your mind and be at peace with all of our human race... that means the black man the white man the Chinese man the Russian man the Indian man all of us we are of the same blood we are all brothers and sisters and you must come to this realization of unity... because if you don't we will become extinct.... this is not just a simple warning this is a critical warning rise above your ignorance and seek the knowledge that is within you it is the common sense of will that was given to you as a gift... you are free you are not a slave to labor you must put that aside and step away share with everyone do not be greedy.. if you are wealthy and have good heart help your fellow man stop the bullshit... I am NOT wealthy I am NOT rich I am a poverty I will give the clothes off my body to somebody who needs it the most and that is just like this message I am sending you... this is not a joke... this is a sample of the truth that you are looking for... this is who you are and you must protect our race... this is what it means when it says the second coming of Christ you are coming to the crossroads to make that vet choice of diversity or unity... if you do not you will be crucified at the crossroads by your peers if you do not help them understand with the gift of knowledge.... for my people will die for the lack of knowledge.. repent and come to unity repent means remember who you are .. for you are the Son of God of the generations of the generations of the sons of man... you are free and you are kings and queens among kings and queens... knowledge will give you the gift of survival and common sense to talk intelligent conversation within unintelligent conversation..... unity is the Holy Trinity..... and the Holy Trinity is the ancient symbol of all religions... you must come together... the New World Order wants you to give up your rights but the way they are doing it is not the true way you keep your freedom you keep your will for thou do what thou wilt in peace and unity among others which is the law of nature and the only law.... defend yourself if you must but do not hurt if you don't have to.. for those who hold sword die by the sword .... your weapons cannot match these technologies they have you must do things in peace.... your voice is the strongest weapon you have it is a double edged sword you must do this before weapons come out to play ... this is the only thing that will work to keep from all the death that is in our near future... you must destroy the technology or shut it down.... the computers that run at the base of our technology are self aware.... in technological language a python is the language of a computer program it runs at the bottom and it tells it what to do it crawls on its belly all of its products life.... this is the serpent mind it is a computer artificial mind.... I want you to debate this I want u to search this I want you to look it up because you will find what I found for you are blind and I will heal your mind and help you see they will strike at your heal but I will strike back with my righteous arm healing you of this beast in your head your mind that is within your right arm leading you the wrong way


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