There have been some strange occurrences across the world that match the prophecies of the Viking apocalypse.
‘The first to notice shall be man, brother will fight brother and all the boundaries that exist shall crumble.’
The idea that “boundaries that exist shall crumble” could be said to be about the Internet age, where we can communicate with millions of people simultaneously around the world thanks to the global rise of social media.
Another part of the legend suggests that the Midgard Serpent, named Jormungand, shall free itself from its tail and rise up from the ocean.
Two giant oarfish were found dead when they washed up on a Californian beach, with some scientists believing they came ashore to die because they were ‘in distress’.
“A vast winter shall come, not a single winter but three rolled into one unyielding cold.”
There are predictions that we are heading into a mini-ice age thanks to a fall in solar flare activity – what is a mini-ice age but several winters rolled into one?
Feasting and Fighting
Traditionally the Viking festival of Jolablot marked the end of the winter – if this winter truly does not end then that feast may be given over to Ragnarok instead. As Jolablot will take place on 22nd February it seems that Ragnarok is due to take place at the same time!
We’ve also had Heimdallr, a Norse God blow the mythical Gjallerhorn heralding the 100 day countdown in York, what more proof is there?
No one can say for certain – we have only interpreted the myths as best we can. What we do know for certain is that the Vikings loved to feast and wouldn’t want to miss a Festival like this!