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Viking apocalypse due in february next year


Posted on Tuesday, 19 November, 2013 | Comment icon 244 comments

A reenactment at the Magnus Barelegs Viking Festival. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Ardfern
According to Norse mythology the Vikings have their own version of doomsday and it is fast approaching.
The end of the world has come and gone several times over the last few years, from the turn of the millennium to the Mayan apocalypse, mankind seems obsessed with the fear of armageddon and the demise of all life as we know it.

The next such event, known as Ragnarok, is based on Norse mythology and tells of events leading up to the end of days. The countdown begins with the blowing of the horn of the Norse god Heimdallr to signify the world's impeding destruction which is allegedly due to happen on February 22nd 2014.

According to the myth, Ragnarok will occur when the god Odin is killed by the wolf Fenrir and the world will be born again. As the apocalypse ensues the sun's rays will turn black and the land will be ravaged by treacherous weather.

"Ragnarok is the ultimate landmark in Viking mythology, when the gods fall and die, so this really is an event that should not be underestimated," said Danielle Daglan, director of the Jorvik Viking Festival in York.

Source: IB Times | Comments (244)

Tags: Viking, Norse

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #235 Posted by Wordless Wanderer on 15 March, 2014, 9:37
I spent Ragnarok puking my guts out because of some bad prawns. Don't know about the world, but my stomach did go through a Ragnarok.
Comment icon #236 Posted by perceptivedoor on 19 March, 2014, 2:50
It must have been the WRONG horn..the real one has yet to be revealed
Comment icon #237 Posted by DieChecker on 19 March, 2014, 3:18
It must have been the WRONG horn..the real one has yet to be revealed Probably one of the apparently hundreds of secret societies the Conspiricy people go on about has it.
Comment icon #238 Posted by perceptivedoor on 19 March, 2014, 6:42
Probably one of the apparently hundreds of secret societies the Conspiricy people go on about has it. Could be true!
Comment icon #239 Posted by timelord on 19 March, 2014, 16:34
All these end of the world predictions by people who died out years ago! How many Mayans or Vikings do you see around today? no signs of them predicting their own demise. technically they never died out they just got land and I guess settled
Comment icon #240 Posted by Hida Akechi on 20 March, 2014, 2:29
technically they never died out they just got land and I guess settled I actually see lots of Vikings and Mayans, though none locally. They haven't died out at all, they've just.... Nevermind, I'm just repeating what you said. Sorry.
Comment icon #241 Posted by Hartmut on 8 August, 2014, 4:39
Funny, how ALL the doomsday predictions evaporate into the nothingness from which they sprang !
Comment icon #242 Posted by Taun on 8 August, 2014, 12:17
Funny, how ALL the doomsday predictions evaporate into the nothingness from which they sprang ! Oh come on ... this one at least was fun.... (you did throw a Ragnarok party didn't you? I did!)...
Comment icon #243 Posted by Hartmut on 8 August, 2014, 12:27
Oh come on ... this one at least was fun.... (you did throw a Ragnarok party didn't you? I did!)... Of course it's all fun, I was just poking a stick into the belly of those who take their dooms-day predictions oh so seriously.
Comment icon #244 Posted by Thorvir Hrothgaard on 9 August, 2014, 0:37
By the way, what is the next doomsday prediction? I haven't heard anything on History Channel, and that's where I get most of my doomsday news from.


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