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Old 11-18-2013, 09:34 PM
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Default Ragnarok 2014?

So... what do the Viking scholars here say about this? True? Is Winter coming?

If Vikings were here today, the sounding of a distinctive horn in York would have created chaos.

The ancient instrument, blown last night, signalled exactly 100 days until the end of the world, according to Norse mythology.

Legend has it that the Norse God, Heimdallr, would blow the mythical Gjallerhorn to warn of the Viking apocalypse, also known as 'Ragnarok'.

Ragnarok, which translates to ‘Doom of the Gods’, is due to be preceded by the winter of winters.

Vikings believed, prior to the apocalypse, three freezing winters would follow each other with no summers in between.
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Old 11-24-2013, 12:19 AM
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Well, given worldwide climatic disasters, they could be on to something! And with all the earthquakes we've been having around here lately, it would be easy to believe that the Midgard Serpent is stirring
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