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Vikings and the end of the World

Viking apocalypse due in less than 100 days

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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

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Someones been reading a bit too much Game of Thrones to get this 'prediction!'

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Sir, I think my analysis of the Ragnarok legend based on profs Von Dechend and De Santillana thesis on the real nature of mythological discourse had really decoded that story. My lack of familiarity with the internet had prevented me from popularizing my article. Would you be interested in reading it.

We as humans are just a small blink of time compared to the universe, we die? we die.. that is it.

One of the more interesting speculations about Ragnarokr was published in the Icelandic journal Hugin/Munin in the early '90's. It is that Asgard was an off-world paradise which was destroyed by a supernova over a thousand years ago, hence appearing in sacred legends of the Viking Age. Remember, though, that the Viking Age is but a blink of time in Pagan history. Thet Oera Linda Bok takes us back to 1150 BCE with Teutonic settlers fleeing a sinking Atlan and journeying to Persian and India. Voluspa is but ONE prediction, only one, and it was filtered through the Christian scribes who recorded it, so not only is the date suspect, but we may not even have the whole story.

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