Apparently today is the day the world ends according to Norse mythology, and its all going to start when the wolf son of Loki breaks out of prison and the giant Midgard Serpent rose from the sea. Sounds quite pleasant, eh?
That puts on track for an epic throw-down between monsters and the Norse gods Thor, Odin, Loki and their pantheon. Which according to my home country’s England’s Jorvik Viking Center in York, who are the organizers of the annual Jorvik Viking Festival, this all kicks off on February 22. The Director told the Yorkshire Post:
“The eyes of the world’s media are set to be on York on the evening of February 22 as our countdown to Ragnarok comes to an end, and if the prediction does come true, we are determined to go out with a bang.
“The legend of Ragnarok tells of the fall of the Norse gods and the birth of a new world, but, of course, if we wake up to the same old world on the morning of Sunday, February 23, we’ll have no regrets – our celebrations also mark Jolablot, the Viking feast to hail the coming of spring, which to many people is the annual rebirth of the world!”
Oh… So, yeah by about 12pm (EST) USA time the Norse Apocalypse will be upon us all. I would put a lot of stock into the truth of this than other Apocalypse rumors – as Odin once said he would get rid of the Ice Giants, and do you see any Ice Giants? Well do you?