Viking Apocalypse Scheduled For SaturdayBy: Ellisha Rader Mannering - February 20, 2014
You were lucky enough to survive the 2012 Mayan Apocalypse but will you make it through the 2014 Viking Apocalypse? You only have a few days to prepare for it, as it is set to arrive on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Unlike the Mayan Apocalypse, which believers had warned about for years, the Viking Apocalypse comes with less warning.
According to Norse mythology, a war between the Norse gods will begin on Saturday. If you are familiar with the movie Thor, you may find it interesting to know that Thor, Odin and Loki are a few of the gods who will be involved in the battle. All of these gods will fight with all their might and their battle will have a huge impact on earth.
The Viking legends says that the battle will cause the earth to split open and allow all of the spirits of the underworld to break free. These spirits will then takeover what is left of earth. The human population will have already been destroyed by the time the spirits make it to earth, as the actual apocalypse will take place when the earth is cracked.
While most people will laugh this myth off, Viking fans are excited about it and many are celebrating the Viking Apocalypse at the Jorvik Viking Festival. The festival honors the mythology and beliefs of the Vikings and includes a parade and a mock battle of the gods that if legends are correct, will not even come close to what the Norse gods are capable of.
Over the last few years, there have been numerous apocalypse dates and end of the world warnings, but obviously, none of them have turned out to be true. Although the Vikings were very knowledgeable about the world, it is very unlikely that the apocalypse will take place on Saturday and even more unlikely that the end of the world will come as the result of a battle between Norse gods.
Do you think the Viking Apocalypse will really happen?
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