Thor could bring the world’s end tomorrow, according to Viking experts who believe that the “Twilight of Gods,” Ragnarok will take place on February 22, 2014. Nordic folklore says that after three freezing winters and no summers in between, the world will cease to exist, history fueled by people who pointed out that the harsh weather in the United States and other continents could be equivalent to three cold seasons. Legends say that Odin, the Allfather of gods, Thor, the god of thunder, Freja, the goddess of love and Loki, the trickster god will descend and start a battle, after which the world will sink and there will be only two survivors.
The Nordic legends say that the sound of the ancient horn will signal the Norse apocalypse, and experts predict that it was sounded 98 days ago. At the same time, Danielle Daglan, director of the Jorvik Viking Festival believes that Ragnarok is real and it should not be “underestimated.”
“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,” Daglan said.
According to Nordic folklore, Thor could bring the world’s end tomorrow but only after the Earth split open and the inhabitants of the underworld will be released. Wolves will devour the sun and the moon, and the Earth will fall into darkness. Earthquakes will announce the arrival of wolf Fenrir, snakes will come out of the sea and the battle with the gods will begin. Odin will be killed by Fenrir, Earth will be swallowed by the sea and only two people, Liv and Livtrasir, known as Life and Lust will survive and populate the planet again. Thor and the other gods will die, and Ragnarok will be fulfilled.
Those who believe the legend is real also claim that the signs are clear and the prediction “brother will fight brother and all the boundaries that exist shall crumble” is best portrayed by the Internet, which has caused the world to form a community. The other forecast which makes people believe that the world’s end could be brought by Thor and all the other gods tomorrow is the image of the sea serpent best portrayed the two oarfish that were recently discovered on a California beach.
Ragnarok Coincides With the 30th Jorvik Viking Festival
Some disbelievers mentioned that the coincidence between Ragnarok and the grand finale of the 30th Jorvik Viking Festival could mean that the prediction is not real and Thor, Odin, Loki and Freja will not bring the world’s end tomorrow with their demise. Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter had no idea that the predictions point at February 22, 2014 as the world’s last day of existence and editor Mats Larsson jokes about the predictions of the experts from the Jorvik Viking Center in York, England.
“I’ll have to change my vacation plans, because I was going skiing on Saturday,” Larsson said.
Irrespective of others’ beliefs, some experts continue to claim that the horn was sounded 98 days ago and that tomorrow, Thor along with all the other gods will descend and fight with the inhabitants of the underworld, Fenrir and snakes and the Earth will cease to exist.
By Gabriela Motroc