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Vikings and the end of the World

Viking apocalypse due in less than 100 days


We have already survived numerous ‘end of days’ predictions, with the Mayan prophecy being the most recent, but the predictions of doom and gloom are not over yet. According to Norse mythology and Viking legend, the apocalypse is less than 100 days away.

Legend has it that the Norse God, Heimdallr, would blow the mythical Gjallerhorn to warn of the Viking apocalypse, also known as ‘Ragnarok’, which translates to ‘Doom of the Gods’. It is claimed that the so-called end of the world is due to arrive on 22 nd February, 2014, although it appears that this date is a bit of a publicity stunt by the Jorvik Viking Centre to celebrate their 30th Viking festival.

Norse mythology says that the god Odin will be killed by the wolf Fenrir and all of the other "creator" gods will fall. The world will then be born again and will be repopulated by two humans.

During the world's end, the sun's beams will become black and the weather will become treacherous. The wolf Skoll would devour the sun, and his brother Hati would eat the moon, causing stars to vanish from the sky and the Earth to be thrown into eternal darkness. According to one of the prophetic poems: "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."

According to Norse legend, the apocalypse is due to be preceded by the winter of winters. Vikings believed that three freezing winters would follow each other with no summers in between. All morality would disappear and fights would break out all over the world, signalling the beginning of the end. Well we haven’t seen the three continuous winters yet so perhaps there is hope for humanity after all.

By April Holloway



Remember that Ragnarok was created by Christians to kill off the norse God's. The Germanic and norse peoples didn't know of this event until after the Edda was found and the Edda had a lot of Christian influence.

Uhh... This is not really a prediction of Ragnorok. Seriously. Follow the sources. It's a viral marketing campaign for

As a Neophyte of the hermetic teachings I do believe in modern science and our understanding of the world as well as some truths behind the Mythology of the ancients. Therefore I find it very unrealistic that anyone ever was able to predict something like that on the day or even on the year. But what are all the myths by the end of the world?

The book "Earth Under Fire" by Ph.D. Paul LaViolette explains the Super Wave Theory. According to him it is very likely that mankind has seen a galactical core eruption every 15-20 thousand years. The result would have been cataclysmic but certainly not the end of the world. If it is true it is likely to happen again. And again. And again...

Hang on, did I just read a comment saying; "a so-so show", The apocalypse IS coming!

Wondering.... how many 'ends of world' is stil to come, and whoes next...... Anastasi...., Eskimo, or perhaps Macedonian apocalipse....... ;-)


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April Holloway is a Co-Owner, Editor and Writer of Ancient Origins. For privacy reasons, she has previously written on Ancient Origins under the pen name April Holloway, but is now choosing to use her real name, Joanna Gillan.

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