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Viking Calendar Predicts End of the World Today

Posted by Dan Ashley Saturday, February 22, 2014
Hey guys, whatcha doin' today? Nice Saturday so far, right? I don't suppose you heard that Ragnarok is coming? In Nordic, that's also known as the "Twilight of the Gods," aka the end of everything. Yep, that's today, Saturday 22nd of February!

Thor Allfather of Asgard Odin during the apocalypse in Marvel's Fear Itself

The Allfather only knows why we haven't heard anything up until now. Maybe because we're too busy here in the United Kingdom stirring up a frenzy of news about the weather, the Olympics in Sochi, and football's latest, but according to some, the Viking calendar warns us that today is when the world shall end. Ye Gods!

Legend has it that when there are three freezing winters, with no summers in between, the world will turn its toes up. Down in York, England, the annual Viking Festival has just reached its finale at the Jorvik Viking Centre, where director Danielle Daglan claims that the god Heimdallr (yes, that particular guardian of the Bifrost), blew the Gjallerhorn last year, signalling the onset of Ragnarok.

Heimdall as portrayed by Idris Elba in Thor movies protects Asgard in Marvel's Siege

All gods, including the Allfather Odin, Thor, Loki and Freja, the goddess of love, will go to war. After the battle, the world will "sink beneath the waves," and none shall survive but for two humans. Those two, Liv and Livtrasir (Life and Lust) will come up from the underworld to repopulate Earth. Sounds exhausting.

So, fans of Marvel's Thor, and the rest of those familiar with such world-ending tales as Fear Itself, what do you make of this surprise party? I mean, if this was signaled last year, that actually means that the Viking calendar wasn't so different from the Mayan calendar. Two "end of the world" predictions from two entirely different races is a little disconcerting.

Also, take a look at the events of the past few years: summers full of terrible freak weather, flooding worldwide, civil war, mass protesting. Right now, a great deal of England's countryside and many towns are submerged in freezing cold waters after being battered by a solid month of heavily destructive storms.

Marvel's Thor Viking prophecies of Ragnarok's end of the world based on actual Norse prophecy

At least it's not all bad…

2014 UK storms destroy towns
"I get around-round-get-around-I-get-around..."
Don't forget that the United States is riding the icy tail of a polar vortex. Even if you don't believe in all this, the timing is still good enough to send a chill down your spine. It would be cool to see the residents of Asgard burning down the house, though, right?

Valkyrie battles for humanity in Marvel's Fear Itself
Dat ass!
Sound off, Fanboys and Fangirls! What say ye? Comments below and thanks for reading.
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